Politics

Staff say overcrowding hampered bomb scare evacuation at DfE’s Sheffield office

Workers warn of ‘disaster waiting to happen’ after incident on day of top civil servant’s visit

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

DfE hiring up to 8 more advisers to oversee attendance push

A handful of councils alone have slashed more attendance staff than the DfE plans to recruit

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Sponsored post

Embedding Formative Assessment (EFA) programme

It’s Proven, it’s Effective, it’s EFA!

SSAT
SSAT
Politics

Schools bill: Ex-ministers line up to criticise DfE ‘power grab’

Draft law would make Nadhim Zahawi ‘the chief education officer’ for thousands of schools, peers warn

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Sponsored post

Tackle hay fever in your school with DfE-approved air purification.

Be one of the first 100 schools to join the ‘Clean Air for Schools’ promotion, and receive one of…

Dyson
Dyson
Ofsted

Speed read: Ofsted’s guide to a ‘high-quality’ English curriculum

‘More than any other subject, English – and especially reading – is fundamental to pupils’ educational success’

James Carr
James Carr


Schools

Make schools ‘corporate parents’ for looked-after children, says review

Landmark MacAlister review warns the relationship between social care and education has become ‘consistently fraught’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE settles with Ambition over £121m Institute of Teaching contract dispute

Size of fee paid out to settle case likely to be kept secret, but Ambition was demanding £750k

John Dickens
John Dickens
Sponsored post

Pitch a Programme: Enter Channel 4’s national competition for secondary schools

KS3 students across the UK are being invited to pitch ideas for a new Channel 4 TV programme.

4Schools
4Schools
Exams

AQA to repay another £3.5m for cancelled exams

This takes its total refund to £48.5 million

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Details of schools’ £1.5m cost-cutting success story withheld

School board minutes suggest staff cuts were behind savings

James Carr
James Carr
SATs, Schools

Markers locked out of Capita’s SATs webinar

The firm has apologised after teachers were left waiting for hours

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth

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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
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