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Questions raised over Ofsted quality after cut-and-paste sacking
Ofsted’s quality assurance leaves schools unable to know whether the inspection team that “walks through the school gates will be good or not”, says the head of the...
England’s largest academies chain issued with notice of financial concern
The largest academy chain in England has been slapped with a notice of financial concern by the Education Funding Agency (EFA). In a letter to the Academies Enterprise...
Hobby hails 'great deal we can do together' as NAHT joins the TUC
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has become the latest education union to affiliate with the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The news that the NAHT will join...
New sponsors, new uniforms - for £70,000
The failure of one academy trust has left the taxpayer paying up to £70,000 for new school uniforms, exclusive research by Schools Week can now reveal. Nine schools...
New investigation into Ofsted ‘tipping-off’ claims at Norfolk schools
Ofsted has today announced that a new investigation will be carried out into allegations that three schools received prior notice of their inspection dates. The inspectorate said the...
Morgan and Clegg in ‘train of bureaucracy’ spat
A row has broken out between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats about whose idea it is to launch an initiative to reduce teacher workload. On Wednesday, deputy prime...
Ofsted ditches inspector who copied reports
Ofsted have acted swiftly to remove a lead inspector after Schools Week presented damning evidence of whole report sections being identical or near identical. The inspection reports shown...
School led nurseries at “heart” of government plans
Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah (pictured) wants more schools to “step up to the plate” and offer nursery provision. In a speech at an event held by right-wing think-tank...
Morgan leaves out the word ‘academies’
In a change of tone to her predecessor, Michael Gove, education secretary Nicky Morgan (pictured) this week announced that she was not looking to academise all schools and...
GCSE grade appeals up 56 per cent
Exam regulator Ofqual has published provisional data showing that the number of enquiries about results and appeals against results “has increased noticeably this year”. The data, which follows...
Agnew considers formal complaint against newspaper allegations
The chairman of an academy trust alleged to have received tip-offs over the date of Ofsted inspections says that the trust is considering making a formal complaint about...