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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...
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Schools face making more redundancies and multi-academy trusts will be hampered from taking over struggling schools, education leaders have told Schools Week, as the implications of the government’s...
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An academy chain whose founders have a government contract to provide advisers to help regional schools commissioners judge the quality of struggling schools is to have its nine...
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Schools should publish progress measures for disadvantaged pupils on their websites, a new report has claimed, after revealing stark differences between how schools are closing the gap. The...
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Teaching schools and academy chain heavyweights are exploring a unique partnership to found a new higher-education institute that would train expert teachers to tackle the leadership crisis in...
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The new education secretary Justine Greening appears to have committed to introducing a new national fair funding formula today, although refused to pledge more cash for schools. Responding to concerns...