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Theo hops on for the Skills Show
Pupils will have access to careers advice and the chance to experience a huge range of jobs at the third annual Skills Show, which will run from November...
Hypnotist teacher struck off for ‘abuse’
The government agency responsible for disciplining teachers has heard 14 cases relating to sexual misconduct since April 1, all resulting in prohibition orders, Schools Week can reveal. In...
Jobs for the boys at UTCs
As few as one in 20 students at some university technical colleges (UTC) are female, analysis by Schools Week shows, prompting claims that the current model is not...
EXCLUSIVE: Hawthorne’s Free School Taken Over
A free school judged to be ‘inadequate’ earlier this year is in the process of transferring to a new academy trust, Schools Week can report. The Hawthorne’s free...
Schools reject GCSE failures claim colleges
Teenagers are being prevented from continuing into their schools’ sixth forms after failing to get C grades and above in English and maths at GCSE, leading college groups...
Academies minister speaks of 'shocking' level of governor oversight — IAA conference
School governing bodies are too large, and in some cases deliver a ‘shocking’ level of oversight, the education minister responsible for academies said today. Speaking in London at the...
Schools reject GCSE failures claim colleges
GCSE English and maths now required | Schools not letting pupils continue at 16 | Policy change driving ‘poor behaviour’ Teenagers are being prevented from continuing into their...
Ofsted plan for shorter and more frequent ‘risk-based’ inspections
Ofsted’s chief inspector has set out plans for “frequent but shorter” inspections for good schools and colleges from next September. Speaking yesterday, Sir Michael Wilshaw (pictured) launched an...
FEATURED: the new regional  schools commissioners
Small multi-academy trusts (MATs) will be encouraged to work together to help tackle underperformance in the east of England, Dr Tim Coulson, the region’s new schools commissioner, has...
Review panel set to consider status of teaching assistant role
New standards on the status of teaching assistants are to be drawn up by a review panel, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced. The “status and professionalism”...
State-private partnership lacks evidence
The government has announced it will fund a scheme aimed at joining up private schools with state primaries in order to boost performance – yet it does not...