News

Lawyer clears De Souza schools of Ofsted tip-off allegations
Allegations that three Norfolk schools run by Dame Rachel de Souza were tipped off about impending Ofsted inspections have been rejected by a lawyer in an independent review. Julian Gizzi was...
DfE told to be more open and transparent on running of academies and free schools in new report
The Department of Education must become more open about how academies are run, and give Ofsted full powers to inspect academy chains – says a new report by...
Head who earned more than £400,000 grilled over private companies including dating agency
An academy headteacher who has earned hundreds of thousands of pounds from assets on the same site as his schools was grilled by MPs over his companies –...
Revisions made to reformed GCSE, A and AS Levels following consultation
Revisions have been made to the subject content for some of the reformed GCSE, A and AS levels following a Government consultation. The changes were revealed in the outcome...
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...