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The government has brought local authorities back into the fold as part of new “sub-regional improvement boards” set up to advise school commissioners on struggling schools. The structure,...
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A regional schools commissioner who temporarily stepped in to preside over another area has agreed 21 academy conversions and approved the opening of a new sixth form at...
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Multi-academy trusts are increasingly using new freedoms to pool their schools’ budgets into one central pot before dishing out funds to academies they think need the cash most....
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As schools close for the summer break, the government has yet to respond to nine consultations on new reforms – three of which have been outstanding for over...
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The Department for Education’s promised first key transparency report into academy finances will be published three months late, despite department chief Jonathan Slater telling MPs twice that it...
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Sir Michael Wilshaw was awarded a bonus of at least £15,000 in his final year as chief inspector, despite Ofsted having to make savings to meet a shrinking...
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Ofsted has missed its target for the number of short inspections it carries out for the second year running – although the watchdog seems to be catching up...
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The Social Market Foundation has today published the results of its Commission on Inequality in Education. You can read the full story on the report by the commission,...
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Stalling retention and recruitment is putting the future of the education system at “substantial risk”, according to the official body that reviews teacher pay . As part of...
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The government is inviting bidders to apply for new funding to develop “innovative approaches” to initial teacher training. Education secretary Justine Greening announced the plans in March to...
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The controversial Perry Beeches academy trust in Birmingham is finally set to be disbanded, with its five schools handed to other trusts, 15 months after financial irregularities were...