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REAch2's spin-off academy trust renamed Astrea
A spin-off academy trust of one of the country’s largest chains has changed its name and appointed new members under a rebrand that cuts off any remaining ties...
Former university leader appointed new Ofsted chair
A former university vice-chancellor has been appointed as the new chair of education watchdog Ofsted. Professor Julius Weinberg will replace the current interim chair James Kempton, education secretary...
Teach safe sex to protect boys from cancer-causing HPV, says union
Boys are not being protected from the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection because of a lack of medical intervention and guidance in schools, the Association of Teachers and...
New redundancy tactics for schools faced with tough decisions
Staff are going through interviews and graded assessments to decide who to make redundant, Schools Week has learnt. James Lynas, a partner at law firm Winckworth Sherwood, said...
Snapchat and Facebook make it easier for pupils to abuse each other, teachers warn
Teachers have warned that social media apps, such as Snapchat and Facebook, are making it easier for pupils to abuse each other, with mild insults escalating into “serious...
Teachers trained via school-led routes more likely to go into classroom
School-based teacher training routes are getting teachers into classrooms at higher rates than university providers, a new analysis has found. The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017, published today,...
#ATLconf17: Union will lobby Greening over 'excessive' and 'immoral' academy CEO pay
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has voted to lobby the government over “excessive” chief executive pay in academy trusts, demanding new rules and guidance for schools. Delegates...
Police launch fraud inquiry at Baverstock Academy
Police are investigating an alleged fraud at a Birmingham school set to close later this year after falling into financial ruin, it has emerged. A 48-year-old man has...
Unions won't go easy on grammar plans to win funding deal
England’s teaching and leadership unions have reiterated their opposition to plans to expand selective schools amid rumours that ministers may try to buy their cooperation with the promise...
Primary schools forced to re-advertise headteacher roles
Primary schools are struggling to fill headships and are readvertising top roles at more than double the rate of secondary schools. A quarter of primary schools (26 per...
Schools invited to express interest in new £140m improvement fund
Schools can now register an expression of interest in getting some of a new £140 million improvement funding pot – but the government is keeping quiet on further...