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Maths AS and A Level reforms delayed for a year
Changes to the AS and A levels in mathematics and further mathematics are to be put back for a year. In a letter to Ofqual’s chief regulator Glenys...
BREAKING: Three suspended as academies trust launches ‘misconduct’ investigation
A North London academies trust has suspended three senior managers and launched an investigation into “gross misconduct”. In a move which Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust (CHAT) chair Andry...
Four academy trusts hit with financial notices to improve
A slew of financial notices to improve for academy trusts have been published this afternoon by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), in the sector’s own ‘Black Friday’. Four...
DfE seeks refund on £30,000 iPhone pilot
The Department for Education (DfE) has spent more than £30,000 on iPhones this year as part of a discontinued pilot – and is trying to get its money...
Hunt private school partnership plan falls short of widening admissions
The shadow education secretary announced that a Labour government would make the sector’s business tax relief dependent on their working with state schools as part of a “schools...
DfE volunteers begin Workload Challenge analysis
Teams of Department for Education (DfE) “volunteers” have started logging teacher responses to the Workload Challenge. The challenge, launched last month by education secretary Nicky Morgan and deputy...
Edu select committee launches crowdsourcing for 2015 agenda
The education select committee has started to receive responses after kicking off a new way of crowdsourcing public views on the evidence behind education policy. Comments have been...
AET turns to ‘plan B’ on outsourcing
The country’s largest academy chain is to press on with cost-saving measures after backing out of a plan to outsource its non-teaching roles. Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) chief...
Want to know why teachers are banned? Dig deep . . .
It’s not easy to find out how many teachers were banned last year for sexual offences against children. It’s possible – but you have to be prepared to...
Institute of Education merges with UCL
The country’s only university solely for education research and teacher training is to merge with University College London (UCL). The Institute of Education (IOE) will join forces with...
Missed teacher training targets 'storing up trouble'
Concerns have been raised about efforts to train sufficient numbers of teachers after figures were released showing that the number of new trainees has dropped for a third...