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Experience of Priority Schools Building Programme "really has been painful" says London head
An evidence session of the education select committee into the Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) heard claims from a witness that it was “probably the worst experience I’ve...
Confidence in Ofsted 'undermined' by Trojan Horse investigations
Confidence in Ofsted has been undermined and needs to be restored, according to the Education Select Committee’s latest report out today. The report examines lessons from the committee’s...
Trojan Horse investigations led to 'crisis and confusion'
Conducting multiple inquiries into concerns about Birmingham’s so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ plot led to “a sense of crisis and confusion”, the education select committee has said today. A report...
King's Leadership Academy is national winner of character education awards
A Warrington free school which issues passports to its pupils to log the success of character education has been named as the winner of a Department for Education...
Next government should split Ofsted in two and prioritise accountability of primaries - education committee
The next government should reconsider splitting Ofsted in two and prioritise increased accountability in the primary school sector, the House of Commons education committee has urged. The committee...
ASCL calls for national fair funding formula to reduce gap between local authorities
A call is being made for the introduction of a national fair funding formula as analysis by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) shows schools in...
School budget protection and pupil premium among Clegg's 'proudest moments'
The introduction of the pupil premium and protection of the schools budget are among Nick Clegg’s “proudest moments” in government, the Deputy Prime Minister will say today. The...
Labour rally: Hunt pledges clampdown on school admissions rules
School admissions rules need “beefed up” enforcement, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt said today. Mr Hunt made the comments to Schools Week at a Labour Party policy rally...
Labour MP slams Nicky Morgan over claim free schools outperform ‘council-run’ schools
An MP had strong words for education secretary Nicky Morgan after she wrote to him claiming free schools are better than ‘council-run’ schools. Ms Morgan wrote to Greenwich and Woolwich MP...
Pupil premium: is the £2.5bn cash injection raising standards?
Schools Week is exploring the way vulnerable groups of learners have fared under the coalition. In the third of a five-part series, John Dickens looks at who exactly...
Progress 8: New measure undervalues low ability pupils
Schools adding value around the bottom of the ability range during the transition from legacy GCSEs to the new 1 to 9 grading system will get “significantly less...