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David Cameron "strongly" backs grammar school expansions
The prime minister has given his strongest backing yet for the expansion of grammar schools. Speaking at an event today, David Cameron said he “strongly supported” good schools...
Ofsted warns that 2,500 children are still getting inadequate education in Blackpool
Attempts to tackle underperformance in Blackpool schools have been criticised with more than 2,500 children now getting an inadequate education, Ofsted has said. The education watchdog today published...
MPs call for compulsory sex and relationship education in all schools
Sex and relationships education should be compulsory in all schools, says a report published today by the education select committee. The cross-party group of MPs called for the...
PUPIL PREMIUM: four ways to use the funding
A total of 140 secondary schools were last week named as key stage 4 finalists in the Pupil Premium Awards 2015. We talk to four of the them...
Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust issued with Financial Notice to Improve following EFA investigation
The troubled Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT)  in north London has been served a financial notice to improve following a damning report by the Education Funding Agency (EFA)....
Solution? You haven’t got one, say unions
Teaching union leaders, teachers and politicians have lambasted Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan’s solution to reduce teachers’ workload When they announced the results of the Workload Challenge last...
£2bn building bonanza: who gets what . .
Click here to see infographics Schools in the constituencies of Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs are the biggest winners in the latest release of funds for the Priority...
NCTL surprises select committee on ITT plans
More teacher training places in hard-to-recruit subjects are to be given to universities, the chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) announced on Wednesday....
Scheme soldiers on
Expanding a scheme that encourages former soldiers and other service personnel to train as teachers only “scratches the surface” of solving the recruitment crisis in schools. That’s the...
Government shuns reports’ advice
The government has rejected recommendations made in the aftermath of the Trojan horse scandal that school governors be restricted on the number of boards they can serve on....
Class size cap: it already exists, say Conservatives
A Labour party pledge to cap class sizes in infant years has “collapsed” – because it is already in force. Yesterday, party leader Ed Miliband announced he would...