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Government watchdog says DfE annual accounts not a “true reflection” of activity
The National Audit Office has criticised the Department of Education over its annual financial statement saying it is not a “true reflection” of activity by its groups of...
DfE responds to Grindon Hall 'inadequate' Ofsted report
The Department for Education has warned that under-performance in schools is “unacceptable” after a Christian free school in Sunderland was labelled “inadequate”. Grindon Hall Christian School announced earlier...
Christian free school labelled 'inadequate' by Ofsted
A Christian free school has been rated inadequate by Ofsted, less than three weeks after it was issued with a warning over its finances.  Grindon Hall Christian School...
DfE releases list of schools successful in bidding for £20m pot of Universal Infant Free School Meal cash
More than 120 schools have been granted government cash to further deliver the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) policy. Last October the Department for Education (DfE) announced...
United Learning to roll out pilot satellite teaching for GCSE and A Level students
A pilot scheme allowing students to study for GCSE and A Level courses through satellite teaching is to be rolled out nationally at United Learning schools. The United...
Schools Week announces media partnership with The Sunday Times Festival of Education
The Sunday Times Festival of Education has confirmed Schools Week as a 2015 media partner. The annual festival will be taking place on June 18 and 19 at Berkshire-based...
Durham Free School is to close, confirms Nicky Morgan
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has this afternoon confirmed the Education Funding Agency (EFA) is to terminate its funding agreement with Durham Free School after its inadequate Ofsted rating. Ms...
Carter Review: let independent body design teacher training - Nicky Morgan agrees
A review of teacher training in England has recommended that future training courses should be designed by an independent body – and education secretary Nicky Morgan has agreed....
Morgan: A 'new deal for teachers'
Education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has today outlined a three-part “new deal for teachers” in a message to colleagues. The “new deal”, outlined in an email released from the...
BREAKING: Forest Academy becomes latest E-Act school to get new sponsor
An academy in Gloucestershire is the latest school to be relinquished by struggling chain E-Act, with a nearby FE college due to take on its sponsorship. South Gloucestershire...
Ofsted slams Durham Free School as inadequate - 16 months after Gove praise
Durham Free School – which was praised by former education secretary Michael Gove – has been branded inadequate in all areas. Ofsted’s report, published today, said “some students...