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School funding experts have broadly welcomed government proposals to overhaul early years funding and invest an extra £1 billion so providers can deliver the Conservative party’s manifesto pledge...
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The government has denied its ambitious plans to provide extra support for schools in struggling areas have been delayed while Theresa May considers whether to lift a ban...
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A company set up by the Department for Education (DfE) to buy new free school sites will be given a £2 billion warchest to ensure it delivers 500 new...
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A free school plagued by delays has now been scrapped without teaching a single pupil after problems finding a site – raising questions about the feasibility of delivering David Cameron’s pledge to...
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Think tank LKMco has today published the findings of an in-depth investigation into the key characteristics of effective middle leaders. Researchers analysed the leadership competency self-assessments of fellows from...
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The financial management of a collapsed academy chain is being scrutinised by the government after it stepped in to block the trust contracting a consultancy firm run by its...
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A council will review its use of an infant school in one of the country’s most deprived areas as a polling station after governors complained vulnerable pupils were losing...
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Ofsted has warned the education community to be vigilant after a childminder was targeted by fraudsters in a text scam. The education watchdog issued guidance on Wednesday after a...
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Schools minister Nick Gibb dodged a question on whether he thinks new grammar schools should be allowed to open, despite pleas from the education community for the government to ditch...
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The government has been called on to toughen up rules around academy trust finances after an investigation revealed 40 chains had spent more than £1 million on executive expenses,...
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The government has been told to stump up more cash to train school staff if ministers go ahead with new proposals that could see teachers, catering staff and...