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New investigation into Ofsted ‘tipping-off’ claims at Norfolk schools
Ofsted has today announced that a new investigation will be carried out into allegations that three schools received prior notice of their inspection dates. The inspectorate said the...
Morgan and Clegg in ‘train of bureaucracy’ spat
A row has broken out between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats about whose idea it is to launch an initiative to reduce teacher workload. On Wednesday, deputy prime...
Ofsted ditches inspector who copied reports
Ofsted have acted swiftly to remove a lead inspector after Schools Week presented damning evidence of whole report sections being identical or near identical. The inspection reports shown...
School led nurseries at “heart” of government plans
Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah (pictured) wants more schools to “step up to the plate” and offer nursery provision. In a speech at an event held by right-wing think-tank...
Morgan leaves out the word ‘academies’
In a change of tone to her predecessor, Michael Gove, education secretary Nicky Morgan (pictured) this week announced that she was not looking to academise all schools and...
GCSE grade appeals up 56 per cent
Exam regulator Ofqual has published provisional data showing that the number of enquiries about results and appeals against results “has increased noticeably this year”. The data, which follows...
Agnew considers formal complaint against newspaper allegations
The chairman of an academy trust alleged to have received tip-offs over the date of Ofsted inspections says that the trust is considering making a formal complaint about...
Councils take court action on free school
Two councils have launched separate High Court challenges over the location of a free school. In the latest development in a long-running battle, South Buckinghamshire District Council and...
Sikh-ethos school opens two months late as funding restored
A Sikh-ethos free school that had its funding withdrawn five days before it was due to open in early September will begin lessons on Monday, after being given...
MPs shun select committee hearing on PSHE
An MP has spoken of her disappointment that as few as three MPs were present at an inquiry into making sex education compulsory in schools. The education select...
Ofsted calls – when the teachers are on strike
A secondary school in Suffolk has been inspected last week, despite most staff taking part in industrial action at the time. NASUWT members were on strike at Lowestoft’s...