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Damning improvement notices for dozens of failing private schools will now be published online by the government, a year after Schools Week first requested and revealed the figures....
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An academy has been renamed in recognition of its millionaire sponsor, just months after it was put in special measures and is possibly facing rebrokerage. The Business Academy...
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The government has toughened up the level of competency it expects from governors over financial oversight following a string of high-profile finance scandals. The Department for Education has...
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An academy told it would close down before a volte-face from the schools commissioner has now been informed it will likely be shut down after all. Baverstock Academy,...
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The Department for Education is in danger of falling below the floor standard for meeting its legal duty to respond on time to information requests – although it...
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A second trust given a slice of £5 million northern academy hub funding has walked away from a school in special measures – meaning it has now been...
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The government has written off £800,000 it was unable to claw back from free schools. Schools Week revealed last month that the DfE needed to claw back £11...
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Teachers would be discouraged from coming forward to blow the whistle on wrongdoing in schools if the government breaks a promise to give Trojan Horse witnesses anonymity, a...
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Teachers in England will finally be able to dodge hefty paywalls to use education research journals when the Chartered College of Teaching opens to members later this month....
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A free school that tried to gag Ofsted from publishing an “inadequate” inspection now wants the grade quashed after it was rated “good” just ten school weeks after...
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The government’s spending watchdog has issued an adverse opinion on the Department for Education’s accounts for the second year running. The National Audit Office said the DfE group’s...