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Justine Greening has announced today she will shelve plans to force all schools in “unviable or underperforming” council areas into academies, with experts claiming the government has dropped...
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The Department for Education has been told it must publish a suppressed report that found small schools are struggling to meet the cost of providing free school meals....
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The education secretary wants teachers’ pay rises to be capped at an average of 1 per cent next year, despite experts previously warning the government of the need...
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The education select committee has quizzed senior civil servants as part of their latest hearing into academy finances. Schools Week has rounded up the key findings.   1....
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Nearly 25 free schools have delayed opening every year for the past three years, show figures released to Schools Week under freedom of information laws. And most of...
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High-quality homework and tireless teachers are behind the soaring success of outlier schools leading the way in new Progress 8 scores, according to new analysis. Research by Education...
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The country’s 100 weakest academies will be singled out for increased government scrutiny from January as the schools commissioner ramps up implementation of his masterplan to improve failing...
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The contract between a firm owned by Sir Greg Martin and the leisure centre linked to the school he used to run was “too generous”, the charity watchdog...
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The Rochford Review has finally published a list of 10 recommendations for the statutory assessment of pupils with special educational needs at primary school. The report, chaired by...
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The government has u-turned on a manifesto pledge that all children who do not achieve a level 4 in reading and maths must resit their exams at secondary...
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The percentage of five-year-olds reaching a “good level of development” at the end of reception has increased, according to new figures. National Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFS)...