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A landmark planning battle over a free school site is again heading for the high court after two councils decided to proceed with a legal challenge against the...
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Every regional schools commissioner (RSC) will now have two deputy directors – paid up to £95,000 – Schools Week can reveal, as full details of the government’s academies...
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Four deputy directors have now been appointed to support regional schools commissioners and their rising workload. Schools Week revealed last week how the new senior civil servants were...
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The Department for Education is to appoint eight new senior civil servants to head up regional schools commissioner (RSC) offices and help handle their rising workload. The deputy directors...
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A regional schools commissioner has quit to become the new headteacher of an academy that was rated Ofsted inadequate last month, Schools Week can reveal. Pank Patel, regional...
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Provisional figures for summer exam entries have been released today by qualifications watchdog Ofqual. In usual Schools Week-style, we’ve been through the report and picked out the key...
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Nicky Morgan’s decision to allow a controversial grammar school expansion on a site nine miles away has again been questioned after new claims the school flouted consultation guidelines....
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An academy chain has been given government permission to set up a third trust to sponsor 15 schools in the south west of England, despite two-thirds of its...
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Evaluations of two research projects looking at sports coaching in English and speech therapy training for teachers, costing £1.1 million, found no evidence of improving pupils’ attainment. The...
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A council will terminate the contracts of 2,700 teaching assistants and offer them lower pay deals, following soon after similar announcements by three academy chains. Durham County Council...
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Exam boards have today reaffirmed their commitment to delivering reformed GCSEs and A-levels yet to be approved by Ofqual after one board announced it will no longer develop...