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ATT chief executive broke rules over chair sacking, EFA investigation finds
An academy boss who claimed for a luxury car lease on expenses has now been criticised by the government for breaching funding rules after removing his trust’s chair. The Education Funding Agency...
Bennett behaviour review: the 5 policy recommendations
The government has today published its independent review of behaviour in schools. It was commissioned to help identify evidence of effective strategies so school leaders can “optimise behaviour”...
Council intervenes over failing academy - but told by Ofsted it isn't responsible
A local authority has taken the unusual step of pleading with a regional schools commissioner for an inadequate academy to get a new sponsor. Wolverhampton council wrote to...
Heads say 'no' to Theresa May's grammar 'conversion' consultation
Two schools on prime minister Theresa May’s doorstep will shun any opportunity to convert to grammars, claiming it would put “high quality education available to all students at...
Bolton Wanderers Free School paid £600k in rent and bills to football club
An “inadequate” school linked to a former premier league football club and now closing in August because of financial concerns, paid almost £600,000 to the club in rent...
May's adviser leading ministers 'by the nose' over grammars, former deputy PM claims
Ministers are being “led by the nose” over ending the ban on grammar schools by the prime minister’s chief adviser Nick Timothy, the former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg...
Nicky Morgan, Nick Clegg and Lucy Powell to lead grammar schools debate
Three political opponents will lead a debate on social mobility this afternoon after joining forces to fight the government’s plans to open new grammar schools. Nicky Morgan, the...
Your quick-and-easy guide to the new 'National Education Union'
Members of the National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers have voted to form a new organisation – the National Education Union. The new union...
NUT and ATL members vote to form new 'super union'
Members of the National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers have voted to form a new “super union”. The National Education Union, which is expected to...
Unions demand more school cash as IFS warns of funding formula uncertainty
The leaders of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, National Union of Teachers and National Association of Head Teachers have written to the prime minister today to demand...
Northern Education Trust blasted by Ofsted despite taking over 'untouchable' schools
An academy trust led by the Trojan Horse investigation boss has been criticised by Ofsted for failing to secure urgent improvements at its academies. A focused review by...