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The chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday an additional £2 billion of savings will have to be made from public sector pensions – meaning schools face another hike in...
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A school left without a sponsor after an academy chain announced plans to walk away because it could not drive “rapid enough” improvement has found a new trust...
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The exams regulator has given its clearest indication yet that it will get tough on re-marks to end an unfairness of some schools having a better shot at...
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Two large multi-academy trusts have announced a pioneering partnership, which will see them work together to drive up standards in the north of England. Outwood Grange Academies Trust...
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Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has claimed today that multi-academy trusts have “manifested the same weaknesses” as the worst-performing local authorities and “offered the same excuses”. In...
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A top civil servant has defended his department’s record on gender equality after it was revealed women staff earnt £3,000 less than men. Permanent secretary Chris Wormald (pictured...
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Experienced teachers are more likely to grace the classrooms of schools with advantaged pupils, leaving more deprived schools with less qualified staff, new research has revealed. A University...
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Schools are being urged to pledge to eradicate gender bias and support more women into headship – including by publishing salary differences. The Leading Women’s Alliance has published...
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An academy trust with a UTC whose former principal earnt £1,000-per pupil has been handed a financial notice to improve. The Bright Futures Educational Trust, which runs nine...
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The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has launched its annual conference today with a survey revealing “the damage caused by funding cuts”. One in four of...
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Headteachers in a city criticised by Ofsted for failing pupils have secured £1 million of funding to help attract trainee teachers to their classrooms by paying off their...