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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Tower Hamlets head ‘surprised’ ahead of Ofsted findings on safeguarding

The headteacher of a Church of England school expected to enter special measures for inadequately safeguarding its pupils from…

Philip Nye
Philip Nye
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Academy chain drops plan to outsource non-teaching staff

The country’s largest academy chain has confirmed it will not continue with plans to outsource its non-teaching roles. Academies…

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott
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Wilshaw: School was right to send 150 pupils home over uniform breaches

A school that sent home more than 150 pupils in one day for breaches of its uniform policy has…

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