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Former shadow education minister Pat Glass will serve as shadow education secretary following the resignation of Lucy Powell, it has been announced. Glass, who is the MP for...
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Shadow education secretary Lucy Powell has resigned from the Shadow Cabinet led by Jeremy Corbyn. In a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Powell wrote that his leadership...
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A new lead non-executive director is being sought by the Department for Education (DfE) after academy trust chair Sir Paul Marshall announced his intention to stand down from the role....
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Parents are being re-assured that pupils and staff at Birstall Primary Academy are safe after the school was locked down following a shooting nearby. The Labour MP for...
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Almost two-thirds of sixth form colleges (SFCs) have registered an interest with the government in converting to an academy, it has been revealed. According to the Sixth Form...
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Government should not “get in the way” of local authorities that want to form multi-academy trusts, with the national schools commissioner claiming he does not want to “go...
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A requirement for academy trusts to demonstrate a “track record” of school improvement before being allowed to expand “could be counter-intuitive”, national schools commissioner Sir David Carter has...
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Performance data for the eight regional schools commissioners should be published “in the spirit of transparency”, Sir David Carter has said. The national schools commissioner told MPs this...
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Schools will not be given a new legal duty to identify and deal with sexism because it is “not a safeguarding issue”, the government has said, despite claims...
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A prominent think tank set up by the Liberal Democrats will abandon its political links and focus exclusively on education following a landmark name change and the recruitment...
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A curriculum restructure at seven secondary schools in Yorkshire and the Humber will lead to more than 88 jobs cuts as creative subjects are ditched in favour of...