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Durand appoints new directors following Sir Greg Martin's resignation
Two new directors have been appointed at the Durand Academy Trust following the resignation of controversial former headteacher Sir Greg Martin. Company records show Rebecca Pickard, the school’s...
DfE won't fund Toby Young and Sir Anthony Seldon's fast-track headship college
The Department for Education has declined to provide millions of pounds in funding to a mooted fast-track headship college, the brainchild of two of the most visible figures in...
Workload and government policy forcing teachers out, DfE research finds
Workload is the “most important factor” for teachers leaving the profession, with government initiatives and policy changes not far behind, research by the Department for Education has found....
Most new apprentice teaching assistants are paid just £3.50
The vast majority of apprentice teaching assistants are being used as “cheap labour” for just £3.50 an hour, the union GMB has found. Analysis of 190 TA apprenticeship...
Teaching unions demand action on public sector pay cap
Teaching unions have once again demanded that the government remove the cap on all public sector pay rises, after it was lifted for police and prison officers. The...
Faith groups unlikely to see 50% cap lifted but 'other options' are possible, says Toby Young
Faith groups wanting to open new schools may find the government “makes it easier” to set up voluntary-aided schools if the cap on faith-based places is not lifted,...
The 6 Most Important Things In Today's OECD Briefing
The OECD has published its annual education at a glance report, which compares various education statistics between its 35 member countries. Here are the main points relating to the UK…...
Full education select committee line-up confirmed
The full membership of the House of Commons education committee has been confirmed. Five Conservative MPs, five Labour MPs and one Scottish National Party MP will serve under...
DfE can't prove teacher recruitment and retention efforts are working
The government cannot prove its efforts to boost teacher retention and quality are having a positive impact or achieving value for money, the National Audit Office has said...
Ofsted lodges last-minute appeal against High Court's Durand Academy ruling
Ofsted has launched a last-minute attempt to overturn a High Court decision to strike off its damning report into the controversial Durand Academy in London. The education watchdog lodged its...
Ofsted's Spielman examines book scrutiny in inspections
Ofsted is considering a new approach to book scrutiny, in which off-site inspectors will look at scanned versions of pupils’ books. The watchdog’s chief inspection Amanda Spielman gave...