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Major report into academy trusts finds conflicts of interest and weak oversight
The education select committee has published an independent report highlighting conflicts of interests at academy trusts and concerns about government oversight. The commissioned report, published today, was compiled...
Up to 40 schools face 'wave' of Ofsted no notice inspections
Ofsted announced today it is to “mount a wave” of no notice inspections this month in light of the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham. HM Inspectors are to...
Free school decision letters published after two year battle
After a two year battle, the Department for Education (DfE) has published decision letters sent to the first waves of successful free schools. However, the DfE were “unable to...
Social mobility manifesto puts fairer school admissions at its heart
An education think-tank has published its manifesto and calls for school places to be allocated by ballot or ability banding. The Sutton Trust today released its ten-point Mobility...
Schools Minister seeks to ‘export’ 100 brilliant school leaders with launch of £14m new incentive programme
A new programme to encourage high performing headteachers to consider less urban and lower performing parts of the country could help areas where recruitment had been a problem for...
Hunt favours UTC 'organic growth' over Adonis target
Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has highlighted unknown costs and recent failure as a reason to be cautious over University Technical College (UTC) growth. Mr Hunt said...
Teaching leadership union reveals findings from the Great Education Debate
The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) are today launching a new publication that sets out the findings of their Great Education Debate on the future of...
NUT executive vote against co-ordinated strike action
A “failed opportunity” is how a member of the National Union of Teachers’ (NUT) executive has described a decision not to take part in joint strike action next month....
researchED: Evidence will 'liberate' teachers - Gibb
Nick Gibb, the Minister for School Reform, today told an audience of teachers, academics and policymakers that evidence was set to “liberate the teaching profession”. Speaking at the...
researchED 2014: At least two Ofsted inspectors dropped over plagiarism
Two Ofsted inspectors have been dismissed after they were found to have copied and pasted elements of inspection reports. Asked about the extent of self-plagiarism during a question and answer...
Under the eye of your own ‘Sherlock Holmes’
The headteacher of the Huntington School in York presented a new project that introduces “Sherlock Holmes” into schools. John Tomsett (pictured) outlined the importance of getting research into...