Tutoring

Auditors assess ‘value for money’ of tutoring programme

The National Audit Office is looking into the government’s handling of education recovery

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Education funding now ‘less progressive’, warns IFS

‘Levelling-up’ under threat as demographic changes and policy decisions mean less extra funding is targeted at poorer pupils

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Tutoring

Another tutoring review delayed as Ofsted blames ‘capacity issues’

Watchdog’s probe into tutoring was supposed to be published in the summer term, but is the second study to…

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Tutoring

Tutoring providers suspended from flagship catch-up scheme

Heads say sudden suspension is ‘perplexing’

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Schools can ignore trans pupils’ gender preference, claims attorney general

But heads say claims schools can ban trans pupils from toilets or wearing uniform of their chosen gender just…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

New Schools Network launches ‘innovation fund’ to spend £650k reserves

Closing charity seeks applications from schools and trusts that aim to end educational inequality

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


SATs

SATs helpline meltdown: Two-thirds hung up after long waits

‘Unacceptable debacle must be fixed for next year,’ heads’ union warns as new figure show Capita falling well short…

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Ofsted

Oasis school where half of pupils don’t turn up rated ‘inadequate’

Trust said disengagement after pandemic and financial hardship behind absence rates amid government attendance crackdown

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Trust blames not balancing books on lack of DfE Covid cash

An expert said standalone academies faced particular challenges, but Covid boosted rather than worsened many schools’ finances

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

AQA staff to strike on A-level and GCSE results days, Unison confirms

But union claims of results disruption branded ‘scaremongering’ by schools minister

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Teacher training

Teach First will support ‘closure’ of ITT providers under £75k contract

Teacher training charity and Worcester University win contracts to provide ‘ITT market quality associates’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid funding data reveals £124m summer schools underspend

Breakdown published by DfE shows schools received almost £300m in Covid grants

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter

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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