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Head teacher’s union open new wing for aspiring leaders
A new branch of the head teachers’ union aimed at senior managers with leadership ambitions is due to launch today after only eight per cent of teachers said...
Greens and UKIP: party conference round-up
With party conference season in full swing, the UK’s smaller political parties have unveiled their education policies. The Green Party has called for children to begin school a...
Shadow Education Minister Ali resigns
The Junior Shadow Minister for Education Rushanara Ali has stepped down after refusing to take part in yesterday’s vote on military action in Iraq. The Labour MP who...
New sponsors, new uniforms – for £70,000
The failure of one academy trust has left the taxpayer paying up to £70,000 for new school uniforms, exclusive research by Schools Week can now reveal. Nine schools...
New financial notice to improve letter sent to E-ACT
A second financial notice to improve (FNTI) letter has been sent to E-ACT, a large multi-academy trust that has previously been criticised for the way its finances are managed....
Headteacher boards: the full list of elected and appointed board members
Headteacher boards (HTBs) are part of the government’s new ‘middle tier’ of accountability for academies, with each of the eight new regional school commissioners being supported by a...
Private Welsh primary fails in second free school bid
The head of a small private Welsh independent primary school in London has partly blamed her school’s size for the rejection of its second application to become a...
Jewish school monitors ‘anti-religious agenda’
A Jewish education group has said that it is monitoring signs of an “anti-religious agenda” after a secondary school received an unannounced inspection following complaints that pupils were...
Miliband backs surge in apprenticeships
Schools will have to “lead a dramatic change in education” under a Labour government, the party leader Ed Miliband has said. Delivering his keynote speech to the Labour...
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Queen of trucks’ appointed to new headteacher board
A businesswoman known as the “The Queen of Trucks” has been appointed to one of the new headteacher boards despite never having worked as a teacher, Schools Week...