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Teachers are working an average of 54.4 hours a week – nearly 11 hours per day – the government’s first comprehensive survey into workload has revealed. Primary classroom...
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The chief executive of Bright Tribe academy trust, Kathy Kirkham, has resigned. Kirkham has stood down from her role heading the academy trust following a turbulent few months...
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The government has dropped the controversial ECDL qualification from its performance league tables from 2019 following gaming concerns. Investigations by Schools Week have previously revealed how the ‘fast-track’...
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The National Audit Office today published its report into capital funding for schools. We have the nine key findings.   1. The school places increase is being met...
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The government has beefed up official guidance for the controversial pupil nationality data collection duty after schools wrongly demanded copies of non-white pupils’ passports. The move is said...
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The architects behind proposals for a new ‘no frills’ private school that will charge parents just £52-a-week want to expand their “low cost” model across the UK should...
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Vicky Beer, regional schools commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, has made a dramatic U-turn on her decision to step down from the role to head up a...
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Justine Greening has promised qualified teacher status will not be scrapped amid concerns the entry-bar into teaching is being lowered, instead insisting a “newly-strengthened” QTS route will be...
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Pupils will be able to request the results of their GCSE and A-level coursework from next year, Ofqual has announced today. The qualifications watchdog had delayed various decisions...
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The Great Academies Education Trust, set up by a housing group, has paid £200,000 severance to a former employee – one of the largest exit payments recorded by...
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Two academy trusts set up by for-profit providers that have made millions running schools across the globe have ended their sponsorship of English academies. The Erudition Schools Trust...