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Conservatives abandon 2020 90 per cent EBacc target
The government will only expect 75 per cent of pupils to be entered for the EBacc GCSE subjects by 2022, the Conservative Party’s manifesto has revealed. A consultation on...
Conservative manifesto: The full list of schools policies
The prime minister Theresa May has launched her party’s manifesto in West Yorkshire. Here are the Conservatives’ policies for schools. More good school places 1. Build 100 free...
Surge in unauthorised term-time holidays after Platt court ruling
The number of children taken out of school without permission for a family holiday rose by a fifth after the High Court backed a father’s rights last year....
Conservative manifesto: Infant lunches scrapped, but schools get £4bn
The Conservatives have announced plans to scrap universal infant free school meals in favour of free breakfasts for all primary school pupils, and say they will pump £4...
Paul Whiteman confirmed as new NAHT general secretary
The National Association of Head Teachers has officially selected Paul Whiteman as its new leader after his candidacy for the post of general secretary went unchallenged. The deadline...
Governor 'strike' over school funding set to go ahead
School governors at more than 20 schools in West Sussex have announced they will go on “strike” this Friday in protest over funding cuts. The BBC has reported...
Liberal Democrats would allow new council maintained schools
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to repeal the rule which requires all new schools to be academies and to give councils “clear responsibility” for local school place planning. Currently,...
Liberal Democrat manifesto: The full list of schools policies
The Liberal Democrats have published their education manifesto. Here is a full list of the party’s schools policies. Stop the education cuts – fair funding for all schools...
Lib Dems release manifesto pledge costs - including £450m for free school meals (which is half of Labour's costs)
The Liberal Democrats would extend free school meals to all primary school pupils – but say it would only cost half the amount estimated by the Labour Party...
Labour manifesto: Plans to let councils 'run schools' dropped
The Labour party has dropped official plans to let councils “open schools”, instead stating it will “oppose any attempt to force schools to become academies” if the party...
Labour manifesto: The nerdy details
The Labour Party has officially launched its manifesto for the 2017 general election today. Many of the policies were already well-known following the leak of a draft document last week....