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One in four trainee teachers not prepared for poor student behaviour, survey reveals

A quarter of teachers say their initial teacher training (ITT) failed to prepare them for the management of poorly…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Ofsted deny media influence as council chiefs call for independent review

Ofsted is becoming too “media-driven” it has been warned, as local government leaders call for an independent review of…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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Interventions in failing schools cost £382m a year – and ‘make little difference’, says public spending watchdog

More than half of underperforming maintained schools did not improve after ‘formal intervention’, such as a change of governance…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye
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Schools funding boss Lauener to also become Skills Funding Agency chief

The boss of the schools funding agency is set to add adult education to his list of responsibilities with…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney
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FEATURED: the new regional schools commissioners

Academy status should not be seen as the preserve of large, urban schools, says Paul Smith, the regional schools…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Parents struggle with cost of school, say Children’s Commission

More than two thirds of parents have struggled with the cost of school, with half cutting back spending on…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney


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DfE calls for evidence as it prepares to draw up new teaching assistant standards

A call for evidence has been launched today by the Department for Education (DfE) to support the development of…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye
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Questions raised over Ofsted quality after cut-and-paste sacking

Ofsted’s quality assurance leaves schools unable to know whether the inspection team that “walks through the school gates will…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye
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England’s largest academies chain issued with notice of financial concern

The largest academy chain in England has been slapped with a notice of financial concern by the Education Funding…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Hobby hails ‘great deal we can do together’ as NAHT joins the TUC

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has become the latest education union to affiliate with the Trades Union…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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New sponsors, new uniforms – for £70,000

The failure of one academy trust has left the taxpayer paying up to £70,000 for new school uniforms, exclusive…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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New investigation into Ofsted ‘tipping-off’ claims at Norfolk schools

Ofsted has today announced that a new investigation will be carried out into allegations that three schools received prior…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye

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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…

Tom Belger
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