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The government has insisted safeguards are in place to deal with bogus replies to its grammar school consultation after a campaigner successfully submitted a response from “Ebenezer Scrooge”....
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A trust that qualified to be a “system leader” under government plans to rank academy chains has been criticised for failing to provide improvement support after an inspection...
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An academy run by a trust given extra government funding after being lauded by ministers has been put in special measures, with school staff issuing a vote of...
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A troubled free school has an “unusual” interim management structure in place as a takeover looms, although both the school and the government are refusing to take responsibility...
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Academy trusts are taking struggling schools on loan for a year as part of a “try before you buy” scheme. Multi-academy trusts (MATs) are being signed up on...
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The government has today published its Northern Powerhouse Schools Strategy, led by Sir Nick Weller, chief executive of Dixons Academies. Schools Week has rounded up the 12 key...
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State schools should consider emulating independent schools and “work for profit” by charging parents a “premium”, a leading headteacher has said. Sir Andrew Carter (pictured above), head of...
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The Department for Education has been ordered to release the application form lodged by a Kent grammar school before it was granted approval to expand in a landmark...
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A government disciplinary panel will meet next week to decide whether to strike off a teaching ban for a “superhead” once dubbed a favourite of former prime minister...
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Schools should devote three hours of curriculum time per week to drag modern foreign languages out of “crisis”, a new report has claimed. The Teaching Schools Council (TSC)...
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The flagship academy of a scandal-hit trust previously lauded by Prime Minister David Cameron has been rated as inadequate, according to a leaked version of a final Ofsted...