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Sponsored academies lose more pupils after takeovers
More pupils leave schools when they become sponsored academies than when they are under local authority control, a new report has shown. Researchers at Education Datalab analysed up...
Governors in West Sussex plan strike over school funding
Plans for the first “strike” of school governors have prompted a warning about the morale of volunteers who are being forced to make school staff redundant as budgets...
Harris Federation boss's salary reaches £420,000 after latest pay rise
The country’s best-paid academy boss has been handed another pay rise – boosting his salary to at least £420,000. It marks another salary increase for Sir Dan Moynihan,...
Government abandons year 3 phonics check after trial prompts workload concerns
The government will not extend its phonics screening check re-takes to year three pupils after a trial run prompted concerns from teachers. Officials told Schools Week that a check...
Ofsted publishes 'unapproved' report placing Durand in special measures
The education watchdog Ofsted has apologised after publishing an unapproved inspection report into Durand Academy that placed the beleagured south London school into special measures. Ofsted criticised the...
Government to rebroker Manchester free schools founded by charity boss
Two free schools in Greater Manchester will be re-brokered to new multi-academy trusts after one was placed into special measures on its first inspection and the second given...
Nick Gibb 'comfortable' with schools' approach to cost cutting
The schools minister Nick Gibb has said he is “comfortable” with the way schools are dealing with rising cost pressures. It comes despite headteachers recently revealing how they...
Multi-academy trusts swap data systems for Progress 8
New performance measures such as Progress 8 have led some multi-academy trusts to move away from traditional data-system providers. “Added layers of complexity” have helped to shake up...
Over a third of parents asked for school donations, survey finds
More than a third of parents have been asked to donate money to their child’s school, according to a new survey by PTA UK, a charity which represents...
John Blake appointed education chief at Policy Exchange
A former union activist and founder of the grassroots Labour Teachers website has been appointed as head of education at right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange. John Blake will...
Poor careers advice due to spending decisions by school leaders, skills minister claims
The skills and apprenticeships minster has warned there is “clearly something wrong” with schools where “not enough” good careers advice is delivered as he launched the government’s ‘comprehensive...