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The government’s Migration Advisory Committee wants three more secondary teacher subjects added to the official shortage list – but found there was “no occupation-wide shortage of teachers”. The...
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The Department for Education has confirmed a teaching apprenticeship will be available to schools within the next two years. Jonathan Slater, the department’s permanent secretary, speaking at a...
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An academy that racked up a £1.3 million deficit last year is now facing closure, but only after the government stepped in over an “inadequate” Ofsted. The Education...
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Academy sponsors banned by the government from taking over new schools seem to have dodged the prohibition. Figures obtained by Schools Week show that 57 sponsors at different...
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More than half of established multi-academy trusts fell “significantly below” the average for pupil progress, with a host of the country’s largest trusts among the worst performers at...
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Flagship school types promoted by the government are falling behind in boosting the progress of poorer pupils, a Schools Week investigation can reveal. For the first time the...
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Schools minister Nick Gibb has praised schools for closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers, as the first set of Progress 8 scores are released....
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Schools in England’s 12 new opportunity areas will be able to bid to become ‘research schools’ and split a £3.5 million funding pot to help other institutions use...
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A “top-performing” trust handed extra government cash to takeover failing schools must now focus on transforming two of its own academies after they were put in special measures....
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An academy trust chief executive will resign from the role to take up the top job at exam board AQA. Professor Toby Salt, the chief executive of Ormiston...
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Justine Greening has been warned that tinkering with the proposed national funding formula to appease senior politicians pressing for a more radical plan could cause it all to...