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Morgan shifts gear but is ‘not easily held back’
In a speech light on policy but with a change in rhetoric Nicky Morgan has pledged to reduce teacher workloads and help to build “character, resilience and grit”...
Morgan ‘not looking at’ assisted places or new grammar schools
The education secretary Nicky Morgan has said she is ‘not looking at’ the return of assisted places or new grammar schools, after rumours emerged Number 10 were considering...
Free meal census creates funding ‘fears’
Concern has been raised over the calculation of funding for universal infant free school meals (UIFSM), based on the school census carried out yesterday (Thursday). Richard Watts (pictured...
Teach First hits back at new private school trainee scheme
Concerns have been raised by Teach First about a scheme to place trainee teachers into top private schools. Earlier this week the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), announced...
Cash perks don’t aid pupil achievement – £1.6m study reveals
Research costing £1.6m has concluded that cash incentives offered to pupils make no significant improvement in GCSE results. The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) research did though find that...
FEATURED: the new regional  schools commissioners
The new regional schools commissioners will mean more demands made on those seeking approval for academy projects, says Sir David Carter, RSC for south-west England. Speaking to Schools...
Teacher banned after hypnotising student to perform oral sex
A teacher in a West Sussex school has been banned from teaching after hypnotising and “rubbing his bare penis on a pupil’s buttocks”. Stephen Pieter Grobbelaar was given...
Thirty five new free schools announced
Thirty five new free schools have been announced by Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, during her Conservative party conference speech. The announcement takes to 363 the number of...
Change in rhetoric as Morgan addresses party conference
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan sounded conciliatory as she took to the stage at the Conservative Party Conference and promised to ease teachers’ workload. In a speech which was...
Unions angry at 'behind the scenes' negotiations by NASUWT
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) said it was “disappointed” and seeking “urgent clarification” today after the NASUWT union alone reached an agreement with the government of Jersey. Three teaching unions –...
EXCLUSIVE: Morgan adds fifth priority for DfE to create 'well-rounded' youngsters
Creating “well-rounded” young people with “character, resilience and grit” is the fifth priority for the Department for Education (DfE), Nicky Morgan has revealed. Mrs Morgan, who today became the...