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Teachers have too much control, RSC warns school
A regional schools commissioner (RSC) has warned a struggling school for allowing its teachers to have too much control over teaching practices. In a letter to Top Valley...
ANALYSIS: The spring term according to Ofsted
As another term draws to a close, Schools Week takes a look at what Ofsted has been up to since Christmas Overall grade distribution We published our first...
Schools Week announced as media partner of Inspiring Leadership Conference 2015
Alan Milburn calls for more action to recruit good teachers to disadvantaged schools
Regional schools commissioners should be able to order academies to spend some pupil premium money on recruiting and rewarding good teachers, says the chair of the Social Mobility...
Struggling City Academy Bristol calls in RSC David Carter's old chain after Ofsted 'inadequate' rating
An academy chain once run by regional schools commissioner David Carter has been called in to help a struggling school in Bristol after Ofsted plunged it into special...
Nicky Morgan reveals new support for pupils with mental health problems
The DfE has announced new measures to support pupils with mental health problems inside and outside the classroom, including guidance for schools published with the PSHE Association. Education...
Tristram Hunt calls for action to stop languages being axed from GCSEs and A levels
Plans to scrap a number of languages from A level and GCSE exams has been criticised by those in the field and politicians. Exam boards AQA and OCR...
Stoke-on-Trent 'lingers in the bottom 10' for good and outstanding primary schools, says Ofsted
Standards in Stoke-on-Trent’s schools are not improving fast enough and too many pupils are getting an inadequate education, says Ofsted. This means that over 5,500 secondary school children...
Independent groups appointed to tackle initial teacher training in wake of Carter Review
Two independent bodies have been tasked with creating a new framework and new standards for initial teacher training (ITT) following a call from headteacher Sir Andrew Carter. The...
Election purdah rules make minister attendance at union conference a "political matter", says DfE
General secretary of the Association of  Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)  Dr Mary Bousted has accused education secretary Nicky Morgan of turning her back on the union’s Easter conference....
Government response to education committee report on academies and free schools: the wills and won'ts
The Department for Education has published its response to the education committee’s report on academies and free schools. In many cases, the department claims it already has processes...