Election 2024

Video: School leaders and policy experts react to party manifestos

Schools Week convened a panel of experts from across the sector to respond to parties’ pledges

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Election 2024

Phillipson: ‘It’s my job to get education back up the agenda’

The shadow education secretary on why private schools need to cut their cloth, emulating Gove and curriculum change

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Election 2024

Reform UK manifesto 2024: All the schools policies

Party promises ‘patriotic’ school curriculum, history lessons content review and transgender ideology ban in classrooms

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Academies

Transparency calls over secret £200m academy trust handouts

Investigation into extra cash available to trusts finds half not open to applications, and one has no public presence…

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
Academies

The 8 funding streams for new trusts or those looking to grow…

Schools Week’s explainer on the extra funding available to trusts, what it is for and how much is available

Jack Dyson
Jack Dyson
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