Tutoring

NTP row: Randstad can ‘confiscate a tuition business at will’

National Tutoring Programme contracts could allow new lead provider Randstad to remove its partners and take their business and…

Samantha Booth
Ofsted

Ofsted: Councils won’t get heads-up on ‘inadequate’ judgements

Ofsted will no longer notify local authorities of provisional inadequate judgements of their maintained schools and academies. But the…

James Carr
Ofsted

Ofsted tells inspectors to explicitly state when off-rolling is found to quash school denials

Ofsted has told its inspectors to explicitly state in their reports when evidence of off-rolling is found after schools…

James Carr
News

Head’s programme to diversify school leadership wins prestigious innovation award

A headteacher who founded an organisation aimed at addressing racial disparities in education leadership is among the winners of…

Freddie Whittaker
News

Spending review: School budget fears as departments asked to find ‘at least’ 5% savings

The Department for Education has been asked to find savings of “at least” 5 per cent as part of…

Freddie Whittaker
News

Johnson defends ‘heroic’ Williamson as reshuffle rumours swirl

Boris Johnson has defended Gavin Williamson for doing a “heroic job” in “difficult circumstances”, amid rumours he could be…

Freddie Whittaker


News

DfE raids own coffers for a tenth of £3.1bn catch-up cash

More than a tenth of the government’s £3.1 billion education catch-up funding is coming from existing Department for Education…

Freddie Whittaker
News

Two-thirds of heads warn schools face cuts despite ‘record’ funding

Two-thirds of primary school leaders say sharp cutbacks could be needed to balance their books in two years’ time,…

Tom Belger
News

National insurance rise: Government to ‘compensate’ public sector employers

The government plans to “compensate” schools and other public sector employers for national insurance contribution increases under new health…

Freddie Whittaker
News

ASCL wants next year’s grades pegged to pre-Covid standards

School leaders’ union ASCL wants next year’s grades to be pegged back to pre-Covid standards, warning it is “difficult…

Samantha Booth
Exams

Numbered A-levels, inflation and plan B: 6 exams findings from today’s education committee

A bigger rise in top grades for private schools this year reflects poorer pupils missing out on more education,…

Samantha Booth
News

Vaccines for teens will take place in schools if approved, says minister

Vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds will be administered in schools if their use for that age group is given…

Freddie Whittaker

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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