Schools

Governance ‘diminished’ in new inspections, Ofsted told

National Governance Association writes to Amanda Spielman to call for ‘more informative’ reports

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Politics

Zahawi changes tack on ‘kryptonite’ schools bill reforms

Government prepares shake-up of school reforms amid mounting pressure from Conservative rebels

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Tom Belger
Exams

AQA sorry for ‘stress’ over A-level law question not in advance info

Exam board makes second apology in a week over issues with advance information

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Johnson critic Nick Timothy departs DfE board

Ex-Downing Street aide ends his term as a non-executive director nine months earlier

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Schools bill: Zahawi promises ‘no new burdens’ for academies

Education secretary vows not to restrict the ‘very freedoms that enable academy success’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy trusts eye expansions – but say it’s their biggest challenge

New national academy trust survey reveals how the sector is gearing up for the government’s white paper ambitions

John Dickens
John Dickens


Academies, Politics

Schools bill rowback? Barran to ‘clarify position’ after Lords criticism

Minister’s intervention suggests the government may be preparing to climb down on some of the more controversial measures

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

‘Revalidate’ teachers every 5 years, education commission says

Times Education Commission says scheme should be similar to fitness to practice checks for doctors

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Teacher training

Walker: Academies reforms could help schools keep STEM teachers

Minister says white paper plans will offer ‘greater career progression’ for teachers

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Long Covid affects 1 in 20 secondary pupils, study suggests

Pupils with symptoms 12 weeks or more after getting Covid are also more likely to suffer mental health problems

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Teacher training

New chartered status for school-based teacher mentors

Teachers who also mentor school staff will be able to gain chartered status from next academic year, the Chartered…

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

Schools should ‘obsess’ about attendance, says children’s commissioner

Report from Dame Rachel de Souza calls for better support for school counselling and improved intervention after exclusions

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