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DfE takes action to force schools to follow the ‘Baker Clause’

The Department for Education has begun to intervene in schools which fail in their legal duty to allow training...

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School ditches UTC name as it joins multi-academy trust

Another struggling university technical college has denied distancing itself from the UTC brand, despite ditching its name and joining...

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UTC architect George Osborne says 14 start age ‘hasn’t worked’

George Osborne, one of the driving forces behind university technical colleges, would consider scrapping the starting age of 14...

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Isle of Wight Studio School to close in 2019

A studio school on the Isle of Wight is set to close next August after struggling to recruit enough...

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Teacher apprenticeship providers get fast-track treatment

Thirty-six teacher-training organisations have been approved to deliver apprenticeships after the Department for Education opened a secret application window...

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Exam malpractice allegations sealed fate of doomed studio school

Accusations of exam malpractice sealed the fate of a doomed studio school, according to “shocking” minutes from its board...

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71% of UTCs rated less than Ofsted ‘good’ in the last year

More than two thirds of the university technical colleges visited by Ofsted in the last year are ‘requires improvement’...

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Funding cuts block schools from delivering mental health support

A lack of funding has led to schools not being able to set up sufficient mental health support for...

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Just 1 in 6 schools has character education plan despite £10m funding

Fewer than one in six schools have formal plans in place to build character in pupils, despite nearly £10...

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