Covid

Union demands more ‘robust’ rules as sports event held amid Covid cases

Unions want stricter Covid curbs after one school with 33 cases sent pupils to a sports event while others…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Ministers ponder pilot scheme for ‘mini-UTCs’ within schools

The Baker Dearing Trust is hoping to pilot what they call ‘UTC sleeves’ in ten schools

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Schools

Chair of governors at ‘toxic’ Holland Park school resigns

Ex-charity CEO stands down from role at west London state school dubbed the ‘socialist Eton’

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Academies

Multi-academy trust drive in danger of hitting the buffers

Survey shows lack of appetite among maintained schools and single-academy trusts

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Academy CEO pay ‘name and shame’ policy under review

Freedom of information request reveals ESFA is looking at its approach on pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
SATs

Year 6 SATs don’t make children unhappy, says study

Researcher says findings counter ‘conventional narratives’, but critics question research based on 2012 data

John Dickens
John Dickens


Covid

‘Abhorrent’: The schools caught up in the anti-vax crossfire

Police increase presence at targeted schools as councils demand extra powers to deal with protests

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

School cancels post-vaccine remote learning day

Teddington School had asked pupils to work from home on Friday for the benefit of students ‘not feeling 100%’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE to research schools’ ‘construction and layout’ in carbon-cutting drive

DfE to look at ‘how it can take school buildings a step further in lowering their carbon footprint’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Soft skills and seaside trips: Starmer’s vision for schools

Labour leader sets out what he stands for in long essay

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Whitty makes case for teen vaccine amid ‘substantial transmission’ fears

Giving teenagers the vaccine will help manage disruption to schools and mitigate against the impact of a potential winter…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
ITT

From ‘world’s finest’ to ‘inadequate’: Teacher trainers fail new Ofsted test

Concerns watchdog out to ‘discredit’ sector as 8 providers rated less than ‘good’

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth

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Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger