Attendance

One in four severely absent kids ‘rejected’ for social care support

New children’s commissioner report calls for ‘joined-up approach’ on poor school attendance

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Attendance

Absence fines: 1 in 5 pupils could fall below threshold

Around 1.7m children could now face fines, analysis finds, with 40 per cent of disadvantaged year 10 pupils below…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Transparency

DfE rapped by watchdog as 1 in 4 FOI responses late

Improve response times for information requests or face enforcement, ICO warns

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Movers and Shakers

Movers and shakers: Claire Heald, Derek Hills, Catherine Charnock, Rory Gribbell, Charles Byrne

Lord of the Rings superfan and former MasterChef contestant are among those starting new jobs

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

Trauma, expense and delays: Symptoms of a SEND system in ‘complete crisis’

Complaints to the SEND watchdog have nearly tripled over the past five years

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Careers

More schools meet careers benchmarks, but most still miss target

Proportion of schools meeting all eight Gatsby benchmarks increases by 52% in a year

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson


Teacher pay

Give teachers and leaders ‘double digit’ pay rise, says NAHT

Primary heads’ union becomes latest to demand above-inflation rise and restoration of pay following real-terms cuts

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Poverty: Trusts spend six-figure sums to support ‘crisis’ families

News comes amid calls for chancellor Jeremy Hunt to hand out more education cash in next week’s budget

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Teacher pay

ASCL wants ‘fully-funded, above-inflation’ pay rise in 2024

Government also needs plan to “fully restore the erosion of pay” since 2010, says leadership union

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Attendance

Absence fines rake in £19m as schools and councils get strict

Takings from absence fines were 17.5% higher last year than before the pandemic

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Top of the trusts: Training the next generation of academy CEOs

What’s being done to develop the next generation of trust leaders? Schools Week investigates…

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey
Attendance

Bigger absence fines won’t solve the problem, attendance tsar admits

Rob Tarn speaks to Schools Week about his plans for the new role

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson