school funding

Richer trusts get richer by investing spare cash

A handful of trusts are making six-figure sums through stocks, wealth managers and other investment strategies, while most get…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Politics

Zahawi appoints former head Mark Lehain as policy adviser

Former director of the New Schools Network and Parents and Teachers for Excellence joins DfE team

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Conservative Party Conference, Politics

Scrapping teachers’ directed time would be ‘met with fury’, says union boss

NEU boss says abolishing cap on teachers’ hours would be a ‘big mistake’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Government delays revealing cost of schools’ PFI deals

The most recent figures are now more than three years and six months out of date

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

A view from Labour conference: The academies battle rages on

Party’s policy still unclear as activists intensify calls for academies to be scrapped

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Teacher pay

Pay scales for teachers and leaders in England from September 2021

Most scales remain the same in 2021 as last year due to the pay freeze for most public sector…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker


Politics

Ministerial portfolios: Who’ll be doing what in the new DfE team

We finally know what each of the six ministers will be doing

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Labour conference: Your guide to the party’s new education policies

The party set out its stall at its annual conference in Brighton

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Improver and inspector: Green fleshes out Ofsted reform proposals

Shadow education secretary reveals more about her party’s plans for the inspectorate

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

First mainstream schools set to get CO2 monitors – 4 weeks after rollout started

Mainstream secondary schools are finally set to receive CO2 monitors over the next fortnight – a month after the…

James Carr
James Carr
Diversity

Academy CEO diversity audit: More women bosses, but work to do

Campaigners have offered a ‘cautious welcome’, but note there is room for huge improvement

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Council urges immediate stricter Covid controls across all schools

Staffordshire is believed to be the first local authority to recommend bringing back such wide-ranging measures

Tom Belger
Tom Belger

Must read

Covid

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
Covid

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