Tutoring

Flagship tutor scheme ‘scandalously’ short of targets – with just 8% of mentoring provided

Official figures reveal flagging take-up of approved tuition, as schools choose to go their own way

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Online Oak academy lessons soar as Omicron hits returning schools

Internet learning platform says use has returned to levels not seen since last March

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Melva – Brave isn’t how you feel, it’s what you do

2022 is the year to bring some Melva magic into your primary educational setting.

Mortal Fools
Mortal Fools
Academies

Forced academy conversions down to one a month

Slowdown in ‘inadequate’ schools converting comes despite Department for Education’s renewed academy drive

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Online GCSEs ‘by 2025’, as AQA launches major pilot

Up to 2,500 secondary school students from between 60 and 100 schools will trial online GCSEs

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Schools raid own coffers after DfE provides just 8,000 air-cleaning units

Education secretary claims allocation is based on school feedback

James Carr
James Carr


Academies

Academy trust under financial scrutiny cuts CEO’s £225k salary by a third

But Schools Week analysis shows executive pay continues to rise in trusts warned over pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Diversity

Biggest academy trust turns to NFL for inspiration in diversity drive

Trusts are hiring diversity specialists and challenging “Eurocentric” history, revamping their policies, curriculum and “overwhelmingly white” leadership teams.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Revealed: The top trusts bidding to run £121m Institute of Teaching

New company formed after tender launched for flagship teacher training provider

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Omicron battle looms as pupils return to schools

Staff shortages bite as few returner teachers reach classroom, Freddie Whittaker and James Carr report

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Ofsted inspector ranks reduced by 86% as leaders told to focus on school roles

The change means far fewer schools will be visited for inspection in the coming weeks

James Carr
James Carr
News

More air-cleaning units would be ‘waste of money’ and 6 things we learned from Zahawi

Education secretary addresses MPs as schools reopen amid Omicron surge

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

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