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The government has threatened to rebroker a free school that was put in special measures after failing to enter any year 11 pupils for GCSEs. The Route 39...
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The rules governing academy chief executives’ pay packets are being toughed up as criticism grows over the sizes of salaries. In its 2017 financial handbook for academies, published today, the...
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Academies in England overspent by £280 million last year, according to the latest statistics from the Department for Education. The total income for academies during 2015/16 was £18.93...
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The proportion of trainee teachers that took the government’s favoured school-route into the profession increased again last year, new figures have revealed. The Department for Education published initial teacher...
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Durand Academy Trust has been accused of blocking a critical Ofsted inspection report from being published to “keep the EFA bay” in the High Court today. Durand Academy,...
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An academy trust boss has been appointed as the new regional schools commissioner (RSC) for the south west. Lisa Mannall, chief executive of The Learning Academy Trust (TLAT),...
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The pupil premium has done little to boost the attainment of long-term disadvantaged youngsters, who are actually falling further behind their peers, a new study has suggested. A...
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A new education fund to support young people affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster will be set up by Kensington and Chelsea Council. The council unanimously carried a...
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Almost a third of primary pupils left school this year unable to swim, new figures show, as a major review calls for an overhaul of how swimming is...
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A government review into the Enquire Learning Trust has identified “serious weaknesses” in both its financial management and governance – with four senior leaders found being paid off...
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A trust has been issued with a financial notice to improve after a government investigation found hundreds of thousands of pounds had been paid to companies linked to...