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Government to step in over supply teacher costs
The government is planning to step in and establish a national pool of ‘trusted’ supply teacher agencies in a bid to help schools cut down on spiralling agency...
DfE believes fewer teachers in creative subjects will be needed in the future
Official government figures show the demand for teachers in EBacc subjects is set to soar, indicating the subjects will become mandatory, despite a consultation response on the policy...
Russell Hobby appointed Teach First chief executive
Russell Hobby has been appointed as chief executive of the teacher training charity Teach First. Hobby, currently general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, will take...
Conservative Schools Pledges 2017: The Nerdy Details Guide
The Conservative Party’s manifesto has been launched by the prime minister Theresa May in Halifax, West Yorkshire today. The 84-page document sets out the party’s vision for the...
Conservative manifesto confirms grammar schools commitment
The Conservative Party has confirmed plans to lift the ban on new grammar schools in its manifesto, a move which will guarantee the policy will go ahead if...
Conservative manifesto: Teachers to get student loan forgiveness
New teachers will have their student loan repayments forgiven for the whole time they remain in the profession, the Conservative Party has announced. In its election manifesto, launched...
Conservatives abandon 2020 90 per cent EBacc target
The government will only expect 75 per cent of pupils to be entered for the EBacc GCSE subjects by 2022, the Conservative Party’s manifesto has revealed. A consultation on...
Conservative manifesto: The full list of schools policies
The prime minister Theresa May has launched her party’s manifesto in West Yorkshire. Here are the Conservatives’ policies for schools. More good school places 1. Build 100 free...
Surge in unauthorised term-time holidays after Platt court ruling
The number of children taken out of school without permission for a family holiday rose by a fifth after the High Court backed a father’s rights last year....
Conservative manifesto: Infant lunches scrapped, but schools get £4bn
The Conservatives have announced plans to scrap universal infant free school meals in favour of free breakfasts for all primary school pupils, and say they will pump £4...
Paul Whiteman confirmed as new NAHT general secretary
The National Association of Head Teachers has officially selected Paul Whiteman as its new leader after his candidacy for the post of general secretary went unchallenged. The deadline...