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Sandwell still waits for outcome of BSF hearing
The outcome of a tribunal hearing into the release of private government documents on the cancellation of Building Schools for the Future (BSF) funding in Sandwell is still...
Teacher banning orders double for abuse of social media
The number of teachers banned for inappropriate use of social media has more than doubled in the past year, with a number of cases involving sexual relationships, Schools...
Skills Show attracts more than 500 schools
More than 500 schools and 74,000 pupils, teachers and parents visited this year’s three-day Skills Show held at the NEC Birmingham last week. Events at the show’s third...
Hodge oversees spat between Tory MP and EFA chief
MPs were stunned in a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, when Peter Lauener, chair of the Education Funding Agency, was unable to state how many academies were...
Tower Hamlets head 'surprised' ahead of Ofsted findings on safeguarding
The headteacher of a Church of England school expected to enter special measures for inadequately safeguarding its pupils from extremism has spoken of his surprise at the outcome....
Academy chain drops plan to outsource non-teaching staff
The country’s largest academy chain has confirmed it will not continue with plans to outsource its non-teaching roles. Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) announced earlier this year it wanted...
Wilshaw: School was right to send 150 pupils home over uniform breaches
A school that sent home more than 150 pupils in one day for breaches of its uniform policy has been defended by the head of Ofsted. Chief Inspector...
The Regional Schools Commissioners and their regions
Over eight weeks we have profiled each of the eight regional schools commissioner (RSC) regions. RSCs are the government’s ‘middle tier’, introduced as a new layer between individual academy...
Teachers' union to launch Gender Equality Challenge in 2015
The General Secretary of the teaching union NASUWT has announced a ‘national initiative’ to encourage, support and recognise publicly the work of schools on gender inequality. Speaking at their...
FEATURED: the new regional  schools commissioners
Teaching schools are being encouraged to tackle underperformance at academies in the east Midlands and Humber, says Jenny Bexon-Smith, the area’s regional schools commissioner (RSC). She says that...
Ofsted director tells governors 'tough conversations' needed after Trojan Horse
There will be times when faith schools feel trapped between “the rock of their faith and the hard place of the law” following the Trojan Horse affair, an...