Ofsted

Big Listen: Ofsted must embrace ‘far-reaching reform’, say leaders

Ofsted ‘still has a long way to go to restore credibility’, union bosses tell watchdog’s consultation

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey
Exams

Exams: Entries boost in statistics and engineering GCSEs

Further maths and physics A-levels also see increase in entries, but GCSE citizenship and A-level sociology become less popular

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

‘Rebalance’ funding back to poorer schools, says Sutton Trust

Report also calls for extension of pupil premium funding and reinstated cash for tutoring

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Election 2024

Over 330,000 children waiting for mental health support – Lib Dems

Research finds average waits of over a year in some areas as party confirms £620m plan for professionals in…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Election 2024

Election delays 2024 academy trust handbook

ESFA chief tells leaders vital guidance will be delayed until after country goes to the polls

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Election 2024

Teacher pay response won’t come before election, Keegan confirms

Education secretary tells unions government ‘will not be able’ to publish STRB response until after July 4 poll

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


Academies

DfE in court over falling rolls academy plan

High Court challenge over its decision to academise a school council planned to close amid falling rolls

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
News

Campaigners criticise Keegan’s Catholic ‘conflict’

Education secretary received ‘in-kind’ £17k donation while faith leaders lobbied to end admissions cap

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Mobile phones

Fully ban phones in schools if crackdown doesn’t work, say MPs

Committee also calls for ‘kitemarking’ for education apps and better digital literacy education as it raises concerns over data…

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Exams

Sir Ian Bauckham is Keegan’s pick for permanent Ofqual chief

But his confirmation will be left up to whoever forms the next government

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Election 2024

DfE civil servants churn endangers next government’s reforms

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

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

Struggling schools miss out on ‘hardship’ funding

One local authority kept the entire government allocation to itself to cover its own deficit

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson