Posts by: john.dickens

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Multi-academy trusts are dodging the recruitment crisis by parachuting teachers into schools that would normally struggle to hire, a new study has found. The National Foundation for Educational...
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A Derby free school trust labelled “chaotic and dysfunctional” has now rebranded, but is still dealing with the financial fallout from being forced to close its secondary year...
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The “guts and bravery” of school leaders have been hailed in the aftermath of the Grenfell blaze, as neighbouring schools opened their classrooms up for pupils left homeless...
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The Department for Education has published the 2016 School Workforce Census figures this morning. Schools Week has the key findings:     1. Lowest teacher entry rate in...
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The number of new teachers entering the profession in England has dropped to its lowest rate in five years – while vacancy rates continue to rise. School Workforce...
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Poor teenagers who are not planning to go to university but who do well in their GCSEs are far less likely to change their mind than their richer...
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With a workload problem that has been identified but not addressed, and funding pressures that are biting, are the effects starting to show in teacher workforce figures? On...
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The government has pledged to deliver fairer funding for schools in the Queen’s speech today. The speech, written by the government and delivered by the Queen, included a...
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School leaders have welcomed the omission of major new education policies from the Queen’s speech, which they say mean schools can now focus on “getting the basics right”....
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Prime minister Theresa May has axed controversial plans to scrap free lunches for primary pupils and instead offer free breakfasts, according to reports today. Several newspapers claim the...
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Schools are beginning to lose their access to dedicated police officers as cuts bite, with new figures obtained by Schools Week revealing a stark postcode lottery of access...