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Dramatic £12 million dip in fees as schools hit exam entrant deadline

Schools have saved £12 million in the past academic year by entering more pupils for exams on time, Schools…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Academy trusts: how the big five rate

The largest academy trusts have low numbers of schools rated at least good by Ofsted, with most operating more…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Lawyer heads new review on Norfolk inspections

Ofsted has appointed an education law expert to review their own investigation into alleged inspection irregularities at three Norfolk…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Government launch fairer funding consultation for Special Educational Needs and Disability

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation in a bid to make the distribution of special educational…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Clegg’s ‘revolutionary’ UCAS-style post-16 service already exists claims UCAS

The deputy prime minister has today announced ‘revolutionary’ plans for a post-16 vocational system ‘similar to UCAS’ – although UCAS has said…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Academy oversight failings exposed as Hodge’s PAC prepares to hear evidence

The agency in charge of academy funding has been told that it must “get to grips with dubious business…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


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FEATURED: the new regional schools commissioners

Would-be whistleblowers need to know that all avenues to tell their stories are “quite open”, says Pank Patel, the…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Ofsted drops local authority ‘effective’ and ‘ineffective’ judgements

Local authorities will no longer be given an overall judgement of their school improvement functions, Ofsted has said in a…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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School-based teacher training of more benefit than university route find researchers

Schools think they benefit more overall from school-based teacher training than university-based routes, a new survey by the Institute…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Proposed GCSE RE criteria requires students to study two religions but not worldviews

Pupils will need to study two religions under new criteria for GCSE religious studies, but non-religious worldviews will not…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Free school sixth-form offer £500 recruitment ‘incentive’ to pupils

High-achieving students in Doncaster are being offered £500 in a bid to lure them to a new free school…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Government launch ‘mortgage’ offer for academies

Academies will for the first time be able to borrow government cash, “like a mortgage”, in a bid to…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden

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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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