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The country’s best-paid primary headteacher has been suspended from his post as executive headteacher of the Gipsy Hill Federation of schools in Lambeth. Sir Craig Tunstall, awarded a...
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School leaders have called on the government to introduce a £200 funding uplift for sixth form students – or face colleges scaling back on vital provision such as...
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Teachers at high-performing schools mark the work of their lowest-performing pupils more harshly in their SATs assessments, suggests a new study of primary marking. Meanwhile, the writing of...
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Ministers are refusing to release finance investigations into two high-profile academy trusts – one a government “top-performing” chain and the other now defunct. The Department for Education has...
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Children are travelling up to 40 miles to school as the government’s benefits squeeze pushes families outside the capital. Keven Bartle, headteacher of Canons High School in Harrow,...
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Regional schools commissioners are writing to coasting schools to identify specific support, leading critics to suggest they are now operating as reinvented local authorities. Nearly 800 schools “failing...
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The Wakefield City Academies Trust has appointed a new chief executive to deliver a “renewed focus on teaching and learning” after a turbulent few months for the chain....
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Academy trusts handed cash over a year ago to transform failing schools in the north have yet to take over a single school. Figures obtained by Schools Week...
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The Independent Schools Council has today published its annual census. Schools Week has the key findings: 1. Private school fees rise again – despite record number of pupils...
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A cross-parliamentary group of MPs have said handing every local authority just over £100,000 a year would end holiday hunger. A report by the all-party parliamentary group on...
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The Department for Education has published a pledge to support the founding of new free schools by underwriting the salary of new principals while they help set it...