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Pank Patel, Regional Schools Commissioner for the West Midlands, is stepping down from his post to take up leadership of an academy in the area. Mr Patel was...
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Teach First and IPPR North are calling on policy makers to use reform of the schools funding formula to boost educational outcomes for disadvantaged pupils in the north....
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The government will seek “whatever measures necessary” to firm up term-time holiday rules, ministers have vowed after a dad who took his daughter to Disney World won a...
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A consultation on plans to make year 7 pupils resit key stage 2 tests will go ahead in 2016/17, the government has confirmed. The future of the controversial resits...
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Plans to “move towards” a fully-academised school system by targeting areas where councils are underperforming or unviable have been laid out in the Queen’s Speech, after the government...
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Secondary schools will be forced to promote the National Citizen Service under new legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech. A new “statutory footing” for the service, first launched by...
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Schools will remain accountable for the education of excluded pupils and be held responsible for finding them alternative provision under new rules announced by the government. But the...
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The state opening of Parliament will begin at 11.30am, with the Queen using her annual speech to announce upcoming legislation on behalf of the government. There are a...
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Weaknesses in current legislation on home-schooling are being exploited by illegal schools, which may be putting children at “significant risk of harm and indoctrination”, Michael Wilshaw has said...
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The number of primary schools set to be deemed as “failing” this year by falling below government floor standards is likely to be much higher than first thought after Nicky Morgan...
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The government has abandoned plans to force all schools to become academies, the government has confirmed. This is a u-turn on proposals announced in the budget and developed in the education...