News

Morgan and Clegg in ‘train of bureaucracy’ spat

A row has broken out between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats about whose idea it is to launch an…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Ofsted ditches inspector who copied reports

Ofsted have acted swiftly to remove a lead inspector after Schools Week presented damning evidence of whole report sections…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

School led nurseries at “heart” of government plans

Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah (pictured) wants more schools to “step up to the plate” and offer nursery provision. In…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Morgan leaves out the word ‘academies’

In a change of tone to her predecessor, Michael Gove, education secretary Nicky Morgan (pictured) this week announced that…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

GCSE grade appeals up 56 per cent

Exam regulator Ofqual has published provisional data showing that the number of enquiries about results and appeals against results…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Agnew considers formal complaint against newspaper allegations

The chairman of an academy trust alleged to have received tip-offs over the date of Ofsted inspections says that…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips


News

Councils take court action on free school

Two councils have launched separate High Court challenges over the location of a free school. In the latest development…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Sikh-ethos school opens two months late as funding restored

A Sikh-ethos free school that had its funding withdrawn five days before it was due to open in early…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

MPs shun select committee hearing on PSHE

An MP has spoken of her disappointment that as few as three MPs were present at an inquiry into…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Ofsted calls – when the teachers are on strike

A secondary school in Suffolk has been inspected last week, despite most staff taking part in industrial action at…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Fifth change in junior post since 2010 as Fovargue joins Labour’s education team

New junior shadow education minister Yvonne Fovargue (pictured below) says she will “relish the chance” to take forward Labour’s…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

Results show Knowsley is worst performing area for GCSEs

One local authority has become the only area in England to see its schools’ GCSE results on average fall…

Sophie Scott
Sophie Scott

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