Election 2024

DfE civil servants churn endangers next government’s reforms

Number of staff leaving the DfE has almost doubled since before the pandemic

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Election 2024

Election 2024: The schools policies now in limbo as purdah looms

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Election 2024

Fixing 14 years of damage must be an election priority

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Two priorities to redesign accountability for authentic improvement

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