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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...
Force all schools to become academies by 2020, demands Policy Exchange
All schools in England should be forced to become academies in the next five years, the right-leaning thinktank Policy Exchange has claimed. The next stage of improvement for...
First edition review with Laura McInerney and Sam Freedman
Sam Freedman, director of research, evaluation and impact at Teach First and former adviser to Michael Gove, joined deputy editor Laura McInerney on the sofa to review the...
Childcare, qualified teachers, the forgotten 50% - Hunt’s policy pillars for 2015
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt today outlined his three key campaign pillars as Labour heads into its general election campaign. Speaking at the Labour Party conference in Manchester,...
UTCs struggled to reach 30 per cent capacity last year
Recruitment across the 17 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) averaged around 30 per cent in 2013/14, it has been revealed. An investigation by Schools Week’s sister paper FE Week has revealed there...
School performance project worth £24m ‘not the right time’ says DfE
Plans to display school performance data on one platform have been shelved by the Department for Education (DfE). The department has confirmed it has abandoned its development of...
Ark to pilot ‘Professional Pathways’
Schools Reform Minister Nick Gibb (pictured above) attended the launch of three new sixth forms which are to pilot a new course preparing students for work, including in...
EXCLUSIVE: Secondary opens with 17 pupils
‘Near empty’ free school in South West London opens on land bought by government for £18m A free school has opened in South London this month with only 17...
Bradford ‘destitute’ pupils missing out on extra cash
Yorkshire schools are missing out on at least £650,000 pupil premium funding with foreign children ineligible for free school meals (FSM). When families from the European Economic Area...