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No link left behind for edu watchdogs’ website move

Exam regulators Ofqual and school inspectors Ofsted, both independent bodies, are to move their information and services to GOV.UK,…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Double-funded academy say there will be ‘no difficulties’ in repaying

A free school in south London that opened with 17 pupils has said it will have no problem paying…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Unions slam Osborne for classifying teacher pensions as ‘welfare’ spending

Teacher pension costs are being classed as ‘welfare’ in tax advice statements being sent out by the government, and…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Two funding bodies but no pay rise for Lauener

The government is to save a £142,000 chief executive salary by also giving the boss of the schools funding…

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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Ofsted appoints lawyer for second investigation into Norfolk ‘tip-off’ allegations

Ofsted has today announced it is to appoint a senior law professional to carry out an independent review into allegations…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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More areas with ‘struggling schools’ given access to leadership scheme

Struggling schools in 10 areas of England are to be given the chance to recruit “talented leaders” to help…

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney


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Academies given permission to borrow from DfE capital funds

Academies and colleges will be allowed to borrow money from government capital funds for the first time, it has…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Government invests a further £150m in primary school PE and sport

Primary schools in England have been given more than £150 million this year to improve PE lessons. The money…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Teen sentenced to life after he admits teacher’s murder

A 16-year-old boy has been jailed for life today for the murder of his teacher Ann Maguire. Will Cornick…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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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
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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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