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Ministers have been called on to allow school teacher training providers access to the same pool of graduates targeted by Teach First after a new row over the...
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Inspiration Trust, the academy chain run by Dame Rachel de Souza, is planning to develop its own “knowledge-led” curriculum after admitting it has focused too much on “unsustainable”...
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The government is planning to step in and establish a national pool of ‘trusted’ supply teacher agencies in a bid to help schools cut down on spiralling agency...
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One of the country’s leading umbrella companies for supply teachers denies it is passing on the costs of the government’s new apprenticeship levy to employees. But Schools Week...
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Russell Hobby has been appointed as chief executive of the teacher training charity Teach First. Hobby, currently general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, will take...
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The number of children taken out of school without permission for a family holiday rose by a fifth after the High Court backed a father’s rights last year....
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School governors at more than 20 schools in West Sussex have announced they will go on “strike” this Friday in protest over funding cuts. The BBC has reported...
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The Labour party has dropped official plans to let councils “open schools”, instead stating it will “oppose any attempt to force schools to become academies” if the party...
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Drop-out rates for new teachers in key EBacc subjects is “particularly high”, a new analysis has claimed. A National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) study, published today, finds that...
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Financial cracks are emerging in the government’s flagship 16-19 free schools as heads face stalling recruitment and “chronic” underfunding. Analysis by Schools Week reveals that half of the...
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Schools minister Nick Gibb is under fire for “failing to act” nearly two years after promising to stop the “postcode lottery” of unfair admissions for summer-born children. Gibb...