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Schools Week profile focus Ross Morrison McGill named in most influential education list
A teacher and blogger who will feature in the upcoming Schools Week out on Friday has been named in the Sunday Times’ most influential education list. Ross Morrison McGill,...
Durham Free School acting head lambasts council over "pre-emptive" parent letter
The acting headteacher of Durham Free School is concerned about “aggressive” letters sent to parents last week, which he says “pre-empt” a final decision to close the school....
It’s time to find out what we agree on, says Morris
In 2002 when she admitted that she wasn’t up to the job, former education secretary Estelle Morris did what politicians rarely do. She spoke her mind. More than...
NUT seeks to explain 'disqualification by association' rules to its members
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has sought to explain “unclear” Department for Education (DfE) advice on who must be barred from working with young children. The NUT...
Morgan's new rules for academy trust 'inspections'
Education Secretary has written to Ofsted advising of a new process for ‘inspecting’ multi-academy trusts (MATs). In a move which will be seen as simply a formalisation of...
Ofsted defends inspection practice after complaints about north east school visits
Ofsted has defended its inspection practice after it was criticised following its grading of two schools in the north east as inadequate. The watchdog has responded to complaints from Grindon Hall...
LGBT school is still a ‘couple of years’ away
Plans for a school for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people in Manchester have yet to be opened for consultation. On Friday, national media reports said...
Campaign group boosts appeals to admissions’ adjudicator
Objections to school admission arrangements have risen by more than 65 per cent in the past year, with almost a quarter coming from one lobby group. In a...
Copycat fears step up security in Jewish Schools
Security is being stepped up at England’s Jewish schools, following the terrorist attacks in France and elsewhere – with cash coming from a grant of around £2 million...
Schools copyright uniforms to foil counterfeiters
Schools need to work with families to “bring down uniform bills to an affordable level – not squeezing every penny”, says the UK’s biggest parenting site. The warning...
£12.6m ‘emergency’ hand-outs for 22 schools
Keeping school budgets in the black is not always easy – but some schools appear to be treated more leniently than others Reporter Ann McGauran investigates the emergency...