Posts by: Jess.Staufenberg

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A school has told staff to “switch off non-essential” lights – even when pupils are in school – to save money. A primary school in the north of...
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A specialist body of safeguarding officers should be set up within or separately from Ofsted because inspections are “too short” to cover the issue properly, a multi-academy (MAT)...
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More pupils leave schools when they become sponsored academies than when they are under local authority control, a new report has shown. Researchers at Education Datalab analysed up...
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Two free schools in Greater Manchester will be re-brokered to new multi-academy trusts after one was placed into special measures on its first inspection and the second given...
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More than a third of parents have been asked to donate money to their child’s school, according to a new survey by PTA UK, a charity which represents...
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New performance measures such as Progress 8 have led some multi-academy trusts to move away from traditional data-system providers. “Added layers of complexity” have helped to shake up...
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Education leaders are set to meet the schools minister and urge him to amend new guidance on criminal record checks that they claim are “killing off” school exchange...
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Schools in multi-academy trusts spend less on “back office” costs and more on primary teaching staff, compared to standalone academies and local authority schools. Primary schools in multi-academy...
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Teach First founder Brett Wigdortz will step down as chief executive of the teacher training charity at the end of October. Wigdortz founded Teach First 15 years ago...
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John Murphy, weight 16½ stone, chief of a multi-academy trust founded by a Baptist minister, can karate kick a plank of wood in half. You wouldn’t disbelieve it...
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Nearly two-thirds of school leaders believe their budgets will be “untenable” in two years’ time, a survey has revealed. The Breaking Point survey, published by the National Association...