Academies

Falcon academy trust set to spread its wings

Trust set up to take on challenging schools is going national

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

‘Demoralising’: Top primaries lose their status under ‘harsher’ Ofsted inspections

Downgraded ‘outstanding’ primary schools tell Schools Week new inspections are not a level playing field

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

Supreme Court ends Durand Academy land dispute

Highest court throws out appeal bid from trustees seeking compensation for commercial facilities on school site

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

‘I’m trying to protect young people’: Heads ignore PM call to drop face masks from classroom

Many schools persisting with masks despite guidance change

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

All schools and trusts offered improvement help to tackle Covid woes

The trust and school improvement offer, including support from NLEs, is no longer limited to RI schools

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Politics

Ex-Tory MP claims government threatened free school project

Christian Wakeford alleges the government threatened to pull a new school planned for his constituency if he did not…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


inspection, Ofsted

Ofsted back to business as usual from end of January

The watchdog will have its full team of inspectors back in schools from January 31

James Carr
James Carr
News

Twelfth UTC closure confirmed

The 14-19 college has failed to recruit enough students to become financially viable

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid

Face masks in classrooms ditched from tomorrow

Rules on coverings in communal areas will end on Thursday next week

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Academics want reform of ‘narrow’ phonics focus

Study claims teaching reading in England has been ‘less successful’ under new approach

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Poorer pupil progress ‘increasingly difficult’ to measure

Leaders demand ‘urgent review’ after study finds poorer disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes are becoming harder to measure

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Ombudsman wants to intervene over academy admission disputes

LGSCO role does not currently cover academies

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth

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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