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Truth behind the ‘funny oath’

Teachers will not have to swear “some funny oath”, Tristram Hunt has said after comments he made led to…

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Nick Linford
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Cameron plans rescue squad of 1,500 top teachers

A rescue team of teachers in the shape of a National Teaching Service (NTS) were proposed this week by…

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Nick Linford
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School Direct places soar as institutions face cuts

Figures released this week show that teacher training places at outstanding providers are to be cut 10.6 per cent,…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Ofsted obstruct the sharing of teacher observation notes

A data protection expert has said Ofsted is being obstructive by using copyright law to prevent teachers publishing their…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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More academy conversions given the green light

Labour would continue to allow good and outstanding schools to convert to academy status, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt…

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Nick Linford
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Quick reunion for A and AS-levels

Tristram Hunt has brushed off concerns over his plan to “recouple” AS-levels and A-levels, saying “parliament is sovereign and…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford


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Truants stay in the classroom as term-time holidays lose their allure

The Department for Education (DfE) has revealed record low numbers of children persistently missing lessons. The government said the…

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Nick Linford
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Improvement plans ‘not fit for purpose’

Birmingham schools named in the Trojan Horse scandal have brought in new turnaround plans, following sharp criticism from Ofsted….

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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Gender salaries gap ‘widens’ in academies

Men get paid more than women in equivalent roles, and the gap is widening in primary academies, claims NASUWT…

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
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FEATURED: the new regional schools commissioners

Tackling the isolation of small, rural schools in the north will be one of the priorities for the headteacher…

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
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Caption competition – what did Laura ask Tristram?

This week our Deputy Editor Laura McInerney interviewed the Shadow Education secretary Tristram Hunt in his office at the…

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Nicky Phillips
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Lack of action at Trojan Horse schools — Ofsted tells government

Five Birmingham schools named in the Trojan Horse scandal are not showing sufficient signs of improvement, schools inspectorate Ofsted…

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Nick Linford

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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…

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