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Ark to pilot ‘Professional Pathways’

Schools Reform Minister Nick Gibb (pictured above) attended the launch of three new sixth forms which are to pilot…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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EXCLUSIVE: Secondary opens with 17 pupils

‘Near empty’ free school in South West London opens on land bought by government for £18m A free school has…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Bradford ‘destitute’ pupils missing out on extra cash

Yorkshire schools are missing out on at least £650,000 pupil premium funding with foreign children ineligible for free school…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Letter exposes U-turn on AET outsourcing

The Department for Education (DfE) appears to have made a U-turn on its involvement in a plan by the…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Free schools ‘creaking’ property search system should be given to professionals, says charity boss

The government should consider handing over responsibility for finding new school sites to property companies, the head of a…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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MPs call for nursery schools to become academies

Two MPs are calling on the Department for Education (DfE) to consider allowing nursery schools to become academies. In…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


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Late reprieve for Sikh free school plan in Leicester

A Sikh-ethos free school that had its funding pulled five days before opening may yet open in October after…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Agnew joins Nash at Future Academies

A non-executive board member at the Department for Education (DfE) has taken a new role with an academy trust…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Nick Linford
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Governors sacked and eight staff suspended as exam cheating investigation is widened

An academy trust has sacked a school’s entire board of governors and suspended eight staff amid exam cheating allegations….

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Tradition and innovation: finding the balance

Educationist Martin Robinson emphasised the importance of a balance between tradition and innovation. Speaking at Saturday’s conference, Mr Robinson…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Major report into academy trusts finds conflicts of interest and weak oversight

The education select committee has published an independent report highlighting conflicts of interests at academy trusts and concerns about…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips

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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