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The ‘fast-track’ ECDL qualification will be dropped from league tables in 2018 – a year earlier than previously announced. The move has angered one union boss, who said...
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Property management consultancy boss Lara Newman MBE has been announced as the chief executive of the Department for Education’s new £2 billion free school land company. Schools Week...
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Schools NorthEast is running mock disciplinary hearings to help headteachers to avoid costly employment tribunals in the face of dwindling local authority support. A teacher is banned from...
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The Greenwood Academies Trust will be stripped of two schools after Ofsted questioned its ability to drive improvement without a “balanced portfolio” of academies. The trust, which runs...
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A private school set up by the founder of a collapsed academy chain has closed six months after it opened – leaving more than 80 pupils stranded. Schools...
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Two schools on prime minister Theresa May’s doorstep will shun any opportunity to convert to grammars, claiming it would put “high quality education available to all students at...
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The government has today published its independent review of behaviour in schools. It was commissioned to help identify evidence of effective strategies so school leaders can “optimise behaviour”...
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An academy trust led by the Trojan Horse investigation boss has been criticised by Ofsted for failing to secure urgent improvements at its academies. A focused review by...
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A schools commissioner offered a troubled academy trust a “sweetheart deal” to quietly shift its schools to avoid information about its failings being made public. Jennifer Bexon-Smith (pictured),...
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A private school bought by the founder of a collapsed academy chain has told parents it will close more than a week early for Easter because it is...
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Our annual analysis of chief executive pay in the largest academy chains once again reveals a huge disparity in the salary of chief executives and the size of...