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A PGCE top-up training course for SEND – similar to a Pass Plus driving course, but for teaching – will help to fill vacancy rates in special schools,...
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Schools involved in new inspections designed to uncover whether local special educational needs are being met will be given a five-day notification period. Delegates at a Westminster Education...
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Independent schools do not have a “widespread appetite” for moving into the state sector to make their education more widely available, according to the Independent Schools Council (ISC)....
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The government statistics watchdog has criticised a tweet from the Department for Education that claimed “white working class boys” performed better in grammar schools than in comprehensives. Ed Humpherson,...
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A networking and events group aimed at encouraging more black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates into teaching and headship roles will launch in January. BAMEed aims to emulate...
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Schools are struggling to fund their pupils with special needs while some local authorities are building up reserves rather than distributing resources, according to a new report by...
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The number of requests for exam scripts to receive “special consideration” in marking increased this summer, mainly thanks to the new linear structure of GCSEs which forbids re-sits...
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An investigation into a “top-performing” academy trust given government cash to drive up standards in northern schools has revealed it breached rules over payments to trustees – but...
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A government scheme to encourage more women to become school leaders has been dubbed a “tick-box exercise” by those involved in the initiative. Launched by the Department for...
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An academy has been issued with a financial notice to improve after “seriously breaching” the academies financial handbook by buying land without getting government permission first. The Giles...
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A primary’s “feeder” pre-school has been charging parents a “retainer fee” of almost £300 to secure government-funded nursery places that should have been free. St Peter’s pre-school playgroup,...