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Pilot to return teachers into classrooms failed to fill chemistry and physics spaces
A pilot to encourage qualified teachers to return to teaching in state schools saw mixed results last year, with many more modern language teachers getting onboard than physics...
Top 10 Schools Week expert explainers of 2016
At Schools Week we like to tackle complicated topics by getting people who really understand them to explain them to the rest of us. It seems our readers enjoy...
In Case You Missed It: The Top Profile Interviews of 2016
5. Dan Moynihan – Chief Executive of Harris Federation Harris academies have long been a source of intrigue for academy haters and advocates alike. Never having received less...
Ofsted give mixed verdict on independent school inspectorates
Ofsted has delivered a mixed verdict on the organisations which inspect independent schools – after not being able to watch any of their inspectors in action and only...
10 key findings from the DfE’s accounts: Pay-offs, write-offs and failed UTCs
The Department for Education has published its annual accounts for 2015-16. As expected, the government’s spending watchdog has once again warned that the accounts lack “truth and fairness”....
Free school wants 'rogue' Ofsted grade quashed after 10-week 'turnaround'
A free school that tried to gag Ofsted from publishing an “inadequate” inspection now wants the grade quashed after it was rated “good” just ten school weeks after...
DfE told its accounts lack 'truth and fairness' for second year running
The government’s spending watchdog has issued an adverse opinion on the Department for Education’s accounts for the second year running. The National Audit Office said the DfE group’s...
Government launches pro-grammar schools 'campaign' just days after official consultation closes
The government is seeking the backing of its own party members and supporters for a ‘campaign’ in favour of new grammar schools, just over a week after an...
Government's computing revolution is excluding girls and poorer pupils, report finds
The government’s school computing revolution has cut off girls and poorer pupils from achieving vital technology qualifications, a new report has found. An annual study analysing the uptake...
Councils run crisis communications classes for schools as trusts up their PR focus
Councils are running classes for school managers on how to deal with the media in a crisis, while academy trusts are calling in consultants for up to £450...
Errors in exam papers tripled this year, Ofqual report reveals
The number of ‘material errors’ in the design of A level and GCSE exam papers has more than tripled in a year, affecting 323,000 pupils this summer. Ofqual’s...