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‘Risk of imminent failure’: 1 in 3 schools need ‘immediate’ repairs

7,100 schools given worst possible rating for at least one aspect of their buildings

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Schools

Holiday free school meals support runs thin as funding dries up

Voucher schemes that continued after the pandemic are beginning to be shelved as government funding becomes more stretched

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Academies

SEND, AP and ‘elite’ sixth forms prioritised in next free schools wave

DfE opens applications for up to 75 free schools with as many as 14,000 places

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Former RSC John Edwards is new DfE academies tsar

Interim funding boss will oversee government schools policy in powerful new role

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Jump in teachers leaving, plus 6 more school workforce findings

Thousands more teachers leaving the profession again as pandemic effect wears off, with vacancies at highest since 2010

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Schools

Almost 1.9m pupils are now eligible for free school meals

DfE figures show number of children eligible for support has soared by 32% since the pandemic began

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Schools place 10k Ukrainian pupils, but ‘sizeable number’ haven’t applied

Zahawi says government ‘can do better’ as first official stats suggest thousands of refugee pupils still not in education

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Covid

Vacancies for some school leader roles up 85% on pre-Covid rates

Data also suggests more teaching vacancies have been advertised in the last five months than in any of the…

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Tutoring

Schools told to consider ‘pupil swapping’ in scramble to hit tutoring target

DfE also urges leaders to extend length of tutor sessions and run more than one per week

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‘Fair funding’ promised by 2027, and 8 more school cash changes

Another DfE consultation on the national funding formula outlines raft of new proposals

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