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Hunt private school partnership plan falls short of widening admissions
The shadow education secretary announced that a Labour government would make the sector’s business tax relief dependent on their working with state schools as part of a “schools...
DfE volunteers begin Workload Challenge analysis
Teams of Department for Education (DfE) “volunteers” have started logging teacher responses to the Workload Challenge. The challenge, launched last month by education secretary Nicky Morgan and deputy...
Edu select committee launches crowdsourcing for 2015 agenda
The education select committee has started to receive responses after kicking off a new way of crowdsourcing public views on the evidence behind education policy. Comments have been...
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...