News

University of Brighton chosen to lead Troops to Teachers scheme
The University of Brighton has today (Wednesday, February 11) been chosen by the government to lead the expansion of a scheme that encourages former soldiers and other service...
Ofsted orders urgent action over decline of Reading schools
Ofsted has ordered Reading Borough Council to urgently address the declining performance of its schools. The education watchdog has today (Tuesday, February 10) published a letter written to...
Morgan and Clegg unveil second wave of school building grants
The second wave of grants in the government’s priority school building programme has today been announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan. In...
MPs write to Nicky Morgan over sixth form colleges VAT exemption
More than 70 MPs have written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling for sixth form colleges to be exempted from paying VAT. The government’s controversial policy of continuing...
Ofsted slams school for failing to tackle homophobia and racism
A Cornish school has been criticised by Ofsted for not “responding assertively” to incidences of homophobia and racism. Callington Community College was subjected to a sudden monitoring inspection...
Faith leaders support systematic study of humanism
A group of 28 faith leaders has written to schools minister Nick Gibb expressing support for proposals for “systematic study of humanism” in new GCSE and A level...
No evidence of fraud at 'Trojan horse' school rules EFA.
An investigation into an education trust and one of its schools, involved in the “Trojan horse” affair, has found no evidence of fraud. The Education Funding Agency (EFA)...
Unions criticise government's "woefully inadequate" response to Workload Challenge
Unions have criticised the government’s plans to address teachers’ heavy workloads, claiming it has shown “contempt” for teachers and staff still feel ignored. The reaction comes after the...
Funding for 16 and 17-year-olds to remain at £4,000 in 2015/16, EFA confirms
The funding rate for 16 and 17-year-old learners will remain at £4,000, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has confirmed. In a letter to providers, the Agency’s national director...
Nick Clegg unveils government plan to better teacher workload balance
The government has put together a six-point action plan to help tackle “excessive” teacher workload, it has announced today. The Department for Education (DfE) this morning published the...
Are schools really making the GCSE grade?
Schools have now had a week to digest the GCSE league tables released by the Department for Education. But have they spotted what we saw? Last week, the...