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Immigrant found clinging to school bus
A headteacher has praised his pupils’ reaction after an illegal immigrant was discovered travelling under the school bus during a journey back from a school trip to France....
De Souza ‘relief’ after Ofsted investigation clears schools of tipping-off claims
The chief executive of a trust embroiled in allegations of tipping-off over the date of Ofsted inspections has spoken of her relief that the schools involved have been...
Funding agency employees on the rise
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has significantly increased the size of its workforce in the past year, newly released figures show. The news comes as the EFA scales...
“Whole class interaction” is key to China maths success
Teaching techniques boost the maths results of Chinese primary school pupils compared with their peers in England, a study has concluded. The report, presented at The British Educational...
National director at Ofsted to leave for multi-academy trust
Ofsted’s national director of inspection reform is to take the helm at a Cheshire multi-academy trust at the beginning of 2015. Michael Cladingbowl (pictured) will step down from...
EXCLUSIVE: DfE to release free school application forms
The Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to release application forms submitted for all successful free schools, after a freedom of information battle lasting two years. Some of...
EXCLUSIVE: Agnew resigns from Future Academies trust after just two months
Theodore Agnew, a non-executive director at the Department for Education (DfE), has resigned from his directorship of an academy trust founded by education minister Lord Nash. Mr Agnew...
Ofsted report reveals fall in school behaviour ratings
Schools are scoring less highly on behaviour relative to other factors since Ofsted introduced tougher inspection guidance in January, according to a new report. The findings came in...
Ofsted investigation clears schools over 'tipping-off' claims
Three schools at the centre of allegations of tipping-off over the date of Ofsted inspections have been cleared in an internal investigation by the inspectorate. The review, carried...
The new regional schools commissioners
The lessons of London’s educational success over the past decade can be exported to other parts of the country, Martin Post, the regional schools commissioner for north west...
Teachers report ‘inadequate’ algebra grasp among A-level maths students
Students embarking on maths A-level programmes often have an inadequate grasp of algebra, a survey of teachers has revealed. Research carried out by Nicky Rushton and Dr Frances...