Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Drop in A-levels diversity, and 4 more EPI findings

Key findings from the Education Policy Institute’s report into A-level subject choice.

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

£20m fine and 3 years in prison: how pressure groups are threatening schools over Covid jabs

Calls for guidance as pressure heaped on schools ahead of vaccine rollout

James Carr
James Carr
Sponsored post

Understanding Assessment: empowering teachers with a new course

Only one third of teachers feel ‘very confident’ conducting assessment as part of their day-to-day teaching, and under half…

Bridget Stockdale
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A breath of fresh air, a taste of adventure and the chance to win a free school trip!

A Kingswood trip offers a sense of adventure and a taste of independence; benefits which last way beyond a…

Bridget Stockdale
Covid

Long read: Schools let down by government’s hot air on ventilation

Has England been left flapping in the wind as other countries race ahead with ventilation policies for schools? Schools…

James Carr


News

NTP was a rough ride (and January didn’t help), says Francis

Running the government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme (NTP) for its inaugural year was “a bit bumpier” than expected, but…

Samantha Booth
News

DfE army of cost-cutters extended after visiting 1,000 schools

The government’s school resource management adviser (SRMA) programme will run until 2024.

Tom Belger
Ofsted

Harford: ‘Longer Ofsted inspections could reduce anxiety for schools’

In his final interview as Ofsted’s national director of education, Sean Harford talks to Schools Week about the future…

James Carr
News

Gavin Williamson’s Week in Westminster*

*The education secretary on his tumultuous week, as told by Schools Week.   Monday It’s the first full week…

John Dickens
News

SchoolsCompany: Former bosses of scandal-hit academy trust sued over missing millions

A scandal-hit academy trust is suing former trustees to recover up to £2.8 million of “lost public funds”. Experts…

Tom Belger
News

Ofqual won’t be able to explain private school grades boost

No private school pupil sat national reference tests this year, which means they are unlikely to show why the…

Samantha Booth

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