Honours

Trust chair knighted and ex-Ofqual chief gets CBE in King’s birthday honours

48 people honoured for their work in the schools community in England

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School buildings

PFI expiry warning as Stoke schools hit with 20% fee rise

Schools face six-figure bills as leaders urge sector to take lessons from England’s biggest PFI exit

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Election 2024, Recruitment and retention

Retention tops teachers’ election policy priorities, polling suggests

Access to mental health services, getting more support staff and having ‘fewer high-pressure exams’ were other top priorities, Teacher…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Election 2024

‘While I teach history, I’m going to make history’: Meet the teachers standing for election

At least 25 candidates with teaching backgrounds are standing for election this year

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth and Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Labour’s Ofsted report cards: How they could work, and the hurdles

Party has vowed to ‘enhance the inspection regime by replacing a single headline grade with a new report card…

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey
Covid

DfE Covid lockdown party may have gone on past 1am

Staff swiped out of Sanctuary Buildings 34 times after 10am on night of party, 8 times after 1am

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth


Movers and Shakers

White Horse Federation unveils new CEO

Dr Dan Nicholls, currently deputy CEO at Cabot Learning Federation, will join in September

Lucas Cumiskey
Lucas Cumiskey
Election 2024

Labour manifesto ‘missing’ key school spending details – IfS

Party offers ‘mostly small’ resources for the many pressing ‘challenges’ facing education, says think tank

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Election 2024

Labour manifesto 2024: All the schools policies

Party wants to ‘modernise’ curriculum but ‘build on’ knowledge-rich successes

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

SEND: Number of EHCPs soars by highest rate in 6 years

But around half are still not issued by the 20-week legal deadline

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School places

Primary school first choices hit record high as rolls fall

DfE data shows 93.2% of primary school applicants got their first choice of school for this September

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Election 2024

Green Party manifesto 2024: All the schools policies

Party plans £14bn more education spending, an end to ‘formal’ secondary testing and Ofsted, and wants all academies under…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker