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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...
Accounts reveal shocking financial mismanagement at defunct academy trust
A new report has exposed how an academy trust under investigation by the government has repeatedly breached finance rules – including paying staff severance cash before re-employing them...
Sponsored: NUT school cuts campaign video goes viral
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has seen a huge response to its campaign that reveals the full scale of possible cuts to local schools in England, according to the...
Death of 4-year-old boy prompts calls for review of schools' absence approach
A coroner has told ministers to take action on the systems schools use to deal with unexpected absences, following the death of a four-year-old boy who was left alone in...
2017 scaled scores for key stage 1 tests published
The Department for Education has released the marks pupils needed in last month’s key stage 1 tests to achieve the government’s “expected” score. Scaled scores replaced “levels” for the...
Oasis academy trust denies encouraging parents to 'home educate' disruptive pupils
Twice the number of pupils at an Oasis academy have been “home educated” since the start of the year compared to other schools in the area, with parents...
University technical colleges plan to switch recruitment age to 13
University technical colleges across the country are planning to recruit pupils a year before their standard 14 starting age owing to the demands of the new “big fat”...
Education now third most important election issue
Parents consider education to be the third most important issue in the general election campaign and say it will influence their vote. A new poll of more than...
Breakfast confusion continues as Greening suggests only 1 in 5 pupils will benefit
Confusion continues over the Conservatives’ plan to offer free breakfasts to primary school pupils after Justine Greening said the party have completed calculations based on a take-up of...
UTC applications surge after letters sent to parents
The body that runs the university technical colleges has been making bold claims about a surge in demand for places for 14-year-olds. New figures shared with Schools Week...
Tributes paid to superhead Amanda Phillips who died after a fall
Tributes have been paid to the “dedicated” and “formidable” superhead Amanda Phillips who died yesterday. Phillips, chief executive of the Paradigm Trust, died after suffering fatal head injuries...