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Ofsted raises safeguarding concerns at six independent faith schools in Tower Hamlets

Six independent Muslim faith schools have also been hit with “serious concerns” from Ofsted over the safeguarding of their…

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Philip Nye
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Outstanding Tower Hamlets school downgraded over ‘extremism’ failings

A Church of England secondary school has been rated inadequate – down from outstanding – after Ofsted found that…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye
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Selective schools are not what this country needs, says Clegg

The deputy prime minister has spoken out against the creation of “new” grammar schools following two councils’ moves to…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Teenage bullying dips 5 per cent since 2004

Fewer teenagers were bullied last year than in 2004, suggest figures published by the Department for Education (DfE) to…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Sir Michael backs shift to boost vocational education

Ofsted’s boss has called on schools to form “clusters” allowing pupils to move between institutions at 14 to boost…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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UTC wants to admit pupils at 13

The new sponsor of an under-performing university technical college (UTC) is hoping to allow pupils to join the school…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


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£300 million IT supply for schools goes up for grabs

Suppliers are needed for an estimated £300 million worth of school IT spend over the next four years. The…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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NGA rolls out new framework for governance

A new Framework for Governance developed by the National Governors Association (NGA) will be rolled out from the new…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Sandwell still waits for outcome of BSF hearing

The outcome of a tribunal hearing into the release of private government documents on the cancellation of Building Schools…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Teacher banning orders double for abuse of social media

The number of teachers banned for inappropriate use of social media has more than doubled in the past year,…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Skills Show attracts more than 500 schools

More than 500 schools and 74,000 pupils, teachers and parents visited this year’s three-day Skills Show held at the…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Hodge oversees spat between Tory MP and EFA chief

MPs were stunned in a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday, when Peter Lauener, chair of the Education Funding…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

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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…

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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…

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