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The Regional Schools Commissioners and their regions

Over eight weeks we have profiled each of the eight regional schools commissioner (RSC) regions. RSCs are the government’s ‘middle…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Teachers’ union to launch Gender Equality Challenge in 2015

The General Secretary of the teaching union NASUWT has announced a ‘national initiative’ to encourage, support and recognise publicly the…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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FEATURED: the new regional schools commissioners

Teaching schools are being encouraged to tackle underperformance at academies in the east Midlands and Humber, says Jenny Bexon-Smith,…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Ofsted director tells governors ‘tough conversations’ needed after Trojan Horse

There will be times when faith schools feel trapped between “the rock of their faith and the hard place…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Cash boost for Troops to Teaching after slow start

Funding for a scheme to encourage former soldiers and other service personnel to train as teachers is to be…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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New DfE building plans include gym and space for art collection

– £45-50m tendered for upgrade of Old Admiralty Building in Whitehall to house up to 1,600 staff – DfE…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden


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Governor ‘prejudice’ denies women top posts

Prejudice among some governing bodies are stopping women becoming headteachers, a charity warns. The Future Leaders Trust says that…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Teacher banned for embellished CV

A teacher has been banned from the classroom after he lied about his GCSE grades and past experience when…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Trust chairs should walk before they run, says commissioner

People who want to chair the company board of multi-academy trusts should consider taking a more junior position first,…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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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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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
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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
Tom Belger