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More areas with ‘struggling schools’ given access to leadership scheme
Struggling schools in 10 areas of England are to be given the chance to recruit “talented leaders” to help them improve. The Futures Leaders Trust, a charity aimed...
Academies given permission to borrow from DfE capital funds
Academies and colleges will be allowed to borrow money from government capital funds for the first time, it has been announced. The Department for Education (DfE) will loan academies funding...
Government invests a further £150m in primary school PE and sport
Primary schools in England have been given more than £150 million this year to improve PE lessons. The money will come from the PE and Sports Premium budget,...
Teen sentenced to life after he admits teacher's murder
A 16-year-old boy has been jailed for life today for the murder of his teacher Ann Maguire. Will Cornick (pictured), who was 15 at the time, stabbed his...
One in four trainee teachers not prepared for poor student behaviour, survey reveals
A quarter of teachers say their initial teacher training (ITT) failed to prepare them for the management of poorly behaved students. A YouGov survey, commissioned by education charity...
Ofsted deny media influence as council chiefs call for independent review
Ofsted is becoming too “media-driven” it has been warned, as local government leaders call for an independent review of the inspectorate. The Local Government Association (LGA) said the...
Interventions in failing schools cost £382m a year - and 'make little difference', says public spending watchdog
More than half of underperforming maintained schools did not improve after ‘formal intervention’, such as a change of governance or turning the school into an academy, says the...
Schools funding boss Lauener to also become Skills Funding Agency chief
The boss of the schools funding agency is set to add adult education to his list of responsibilities with appointment to the post of Skills Funding Agency chief...
FEATURED: the new regional schools commissioners
Academy status should not be seen as the preserve of large, urban schools, says Paul Smith, the regional schools commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire. In an interview...
Parents struggle with cost of school, say Children’s Commission
More than two thirds of parents have struggled with the cost of school, with half cutting back spending on clothing, food or heating, according to a new report....
DfE calls for evidence as it prepares to draw up new teaching assistant standards
A call for evidence has been launched today by the Department for Education (DfE) to support the development of a new set of professional standards for teaching assistants....