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AET turns to ‘plan B’ on outsourcing
The country’s largest academy chain is to press on with cost-saving measures after backing out of a plan to outsource its non-teaching roles. Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) chief...
Want to know why teachers are banned? Dig deep . . .
It’s not easy to find out how many teachers were banned last year for sexual offences against children. It’s possible – but you have to be prepared to...
Institute of Education merges with UCL
The country’s only university solely for education research and teacher training is to merge with University College London (UCL). The Institute of Education (IOE) will join forces with...
Missed teacher training targets 'storing up trouble'
Concerns have been raised about efforts to train sufficient numbers of teachers after figures were released showing that the number of new trainees has dropped for a third...
Banned head takes DfE to High Court for right to appeal
A banned headteacher has taken the Department for Education to High Court in a bid to overturn a decision that prevents her appealing her prohibition order. Joanna Shuter...
Inspections reveal Ofsted’s approach to British values in wake of ‘Trojan Horse’
Snap inspections in the past two months have shed light on Ofsted’s approach to inspecting “British values”. In a wave of 35 no-notice inspections in September and October,...
Survey finds cutting costs a 'major priority' for more than half of school leaders
Cutting costs is the major issue facing school leaders, new research released today shows. An annual survey of headteachers, principals, deputies, finance directors and school business managers, shows...
Ofsted publishes outcomes for 35 no-notice inspections following ‘Trojan Horse’ revelations
Twenty three schools have seen a fall in their inspection rating after being hit with a no-notice inspection from Ofsted – with ten of the schools dropping by more...
MPs call for action claiming too many nursery children fall behind in maths
Politicians are calling for a “positive maths drive” as they say too many pre-schools and nurseries are failing to give children a good start in maths education. The...
Labour to end '£700m' private school subsidy unless state partnership conditions are met
The Labour party would change the law to end ‘generous state subsidies’ for private schools that do not partner with state schools, says Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt. Speaking this morning at Walthamstow...
Grammar schools should not be 'taboo' says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson today called for more grammar schools at The Mayor’s Education Conference. Speaking at City Hall, the Mayor of London called for more competition in education, suggesting...