Posts by: Jess.Staufenberg

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A school waiting for investment under the government’s flagship building programme has been forced to reduce its pupil numbers after classrooms were deemed so unsafe they had to...
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The number of pupils passing a controversial fast-track IT qualification has soared by nearly 350 per cent in just 12 months, prompting concerns that it is pushing “more...
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Teachers will struggle to reduce their workload unless schools increase their class sizes, a new analysis has claimed. A report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), published today,...
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A new report published by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) today has analysed teacher workload and professional development in secondary schools. The data, first gathered for the Teaching...
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The new grading system and a raft of government reforms mean GCSE results will not be comparable until at least 2022, a headteacher has warned. Liam Collins, headteacher...
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Private schools have pledged to support a new national teacher training centre for linguists to stave off a “crisis in modern foreign language skills”, writes Jess Staufenberg. The...
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Just five state schools have opened cadet clubs since former chancellor George Osborne announced a £50 million grant last year to boost the number of units five-fold. Figures...
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Multi-academy trust pension deficits for support staff are soaring into the tens of millions, with schools facing another hike in employer contributions, experts have warned. The largest trusts,...
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The founders of a Christian-ethos free school have resigned as trustees, citing anger at the government’s “lack of protection” for the institution’s religious character. Elizabeth Gray and John...
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Nearly 100 independent schools were rebuffed from opening a free school in the first wave of applications in 2010, Schools Week can exclusively reveal, throwing doubt on the government’s...
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The low number of trainees starting initial teacher training courses this year is “very concerning”, according to experts – with some subjects showing as half or less-than-half full...