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Pupils with special needs waiting for school place more than doubles
The number of pupils with special educational needs waiting in limbo for school places has more than doubled, according to new figures. Released last week, the government data...
Election 2017: Education's winners and losers
One of the most eventful election campaigns in decades has resulted in significant changes to the line-up of MPs with education jobs. Whatever happens in the coming days,...
Brexit fallout stunts recruitment for first 'super-SCITT'
The country’s first “super” school-led scheme to train language teachers has been given the go-ahead by the government to recruit its first cohort this September – though numbers...
Private school with £35,000 yearly fees looks for £3.50-an-hour apprentice to tend grounds
A private school with annual fees of £35,000 is looking to take on a £3.50-an-hour apprentice to tend its grounds, in a move branded “a disgrace” by one...
Long read: The inside story of the Trojan Horse trial collapse
One of Michael Gove’s first decisions as education secretary was to abolish the General Teaching Council for England (GTCE) in 2010. He was “deeply sceptical” of the body,...
Education committee chair Neil Carmichael loses seat as Justine Greening clings on
The former chair of the education select committee Neil Carmichael has lost his seat in parliament in one of many shock upsets for the Conservative Party. Carmichael’s defeat...
Election night 2017: The constituencies to watch if you work in education
It’s been one of the most eventful and uncertain election campaigns in recent history, and now it’s almost over. The polls will close at 10pm tonight, and this will...
Bookies predict education MPs heading back to parliament
Most of the politicians who had the top education jobs in the last parliament look set to return as MPs, at least according to the latest odds offered...
Catholic Church backs down on faith 'certificate' court challenge
The Catholic Church has backed down on its plans to take the government to court over faith pupils, and will instead make conditions clearer for parents by rewording...
One in five schools face disruption as voters go to the polls
One in five of England’s schools are expected to experience disruption or closure today as the country goes to the polls for the snap general election. Research by Schools...
NHS groups backtrack on proposals to restrict autism diagnoses
NHS commissioners have backtracked on proposals to diagnose children with autism only if they also have a mental health condition, after an outcry that pupils would be left...