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Funding agency employees on the rise

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has significantly increased the size of its workforce in the past year, newly released…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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“Whole class interaction” is key to China maths success

Teaching techniques boost the maths results of Chinese primary school pupils compared with their peers in England, a study…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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National director at Ofsted to leave for multi-academy trust

Ofsted’s national director of inspection reform is to take the helm at a Cheshire multi-academy trust at the beginning…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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EXCLUSIVE: DfE to release free school application forms

The Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to release application forms submitted for all successful free schools, after a…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye
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EXCLUSIVE: Agnew resigns from Future Academies trust after just two months

Theodore Agnew, a non-executive director at the Department for Education (DfE), has resigned from his directorship of an academy…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Ofsted report reveals fall in school behaviour ratings

Schools are scoring less highly on behaviour relative to other factors since Ofsted introduced tougher inspection guidance in January,…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


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Ofsted investigation clears schools over ‘tipping-off’ claims

Three schools at the centre of allegations of tipping-off over the date of Ofsted inspections have been cleared in…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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The new regional schools commissioners

The lessons of London’s educational success over the past decade can be exported to other parts of the country,…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Teachers report ‘inadequate’ algebra grasp among A-level maths students

Students embarking on maths A-level programmes often have an inadequate grasp of algebra, a survey of teachers has revealed….

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Force all schools to become academies by 2020, demands Policy Exchange

All schools in England should be forced to become academies in the next five years, the right-leaning thinktank Policy…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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First edition review with Laura McInerney and Sam Freedman

Sam Freedman, director of research, evaluation and impact at Teach First and former adviser to Michael Gove, joined deputy…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Childcare, qualified teachers, the forgotten 50% – Hunt’s policy pillars for 2015

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt today outlined his three key campaign pillars as Labour heads into its general election…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford

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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
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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