Spending review 2021

Spending review: What schools can expect as pay freeze lifted

School leaders welcome end of pay freeze and new SEND funding, but fear no extra cash for wage rises…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Oak co-founder appointed DfE policy adviser

The Astrea trust regional director joins the department on secondment

John Dickens
John Dickens
Sponsored post

Education forward: tending to the digital shoots of lockdown learning

“In technology terms we have probably leapt forward further in five weeks than we would have achieved without the…

RM Vantage
RM Vantage
Academies

Government vetoes more academy deals with linked firms

108 academy trust ‘related party transactions’ were blocked in 2020-21, more than twice the previous year’s figures

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Spending review

Government has ‘maxed out’ on school catch-up cash, says Sunak

Chancellor also questioned the effectiveness of extending school days

John Dickens
John Dickens
Climate change

How schools will join the green revolution

An inside look into how the Department for Education aims for ‘trailblazer on climate education’ status

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth


News

Virtual heads powerless as schools ‘pushback’ on looked-after children duty

Councils are ‘failing as a corporate parent’, experts warn

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

ESFA probes trust forced to up top-slice after overspend

Documents suggest the Oval trust ‘set a deficit budget, miscalculated income…and overspent’, while a new board came in after…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

New alliance to stop schools being swept under MAT

Experts said the new West Kent Single Academy Trust Alliance showed there were ‘other models’ to the government’s preferred…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Education staff now ‘more likely’ than other workers to have Covid

The increased likelihood is tied to ‘high infection rates among school aged children’

James Carr
James Carr
News

DfE pledges extra 500k laptops for poorest pupils facing Covid disruption

Expansion announced under new £126 million investment

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

Former minister Gibb reveals plan for a model history curriculum

Ex-schools minister tells event he has been working on model curriculum with history expert

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

Must read

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