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The View from SIMS Next Gen

Read the latest update from SIMS Next Gen’s Head of Product, Holly Westall

SIMS Next Gen
SIMS Next Gen
Exams

Threat of results delay as exam staff now balloted for strike action

AQA staff told they may face ‘dismiss and re-engage’ if they turn down pay offer

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Covid wipes almost a third off academies’ fundraising income

Charity Parentkind said PTA fundraisers upped their hours last year, but suffered from cancelled events and less lucrative virtual…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Holland Park parents now threaten to sue Ofsted in MAT battle

They claim school’s ‘inadequate’ judgment is ‘intended to drive through’ plans to join United Learning

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Six in 10 councils face DfE intervention to cut SEND deficits

All councils also face new guidance on making spending on pupils with special educational needs and disabilities ‘sustainable’

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Patriotic’ Queen book for schools printed in … Italy

Publisher forced to look abroad as there was no UK printer for all 4.5m books

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth


News

Zahawi accuses exam board of ‘cultural vandalism’

Education secretary steps in after OCR replaces work of Larkin and Owen with more diverse poems

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Schools

Teacher pay rise proposals will ‘exacerbate supply challenges’

The NFER backs higher pay rises, bursaries and bonuses – but secondary teachers should get higher awards than primary…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE to rename ‘compare schools’ website as league tables return

Government says this will signal to parents not to make ‘direct comparisons’ without asking schools how Covid affected them

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

NEU threatens strikes if teachers not given inflation-busting pay rise

The teachers’ union wants an “undifferentiated” pay rise for all teachers, as inflation soars to 9.1 per cent

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Cleric who said Western women ‘worse than beasts’ banned from running schools

Education secretary bans former private school proprietor who promoted ‘inappropriate’ views about women and gay people

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

AQA investigating reports A-level chemistry paper was leaked

Largest exam board said it will take ‘any action necessary’ as integrity team probes allegations

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