Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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Another University Technical College has been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, taking the total number in the category to six. Following an inspection in mid-February, the UTC was told...
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MPs on the parliamentary education committee will hold an inquiry into support for children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND). The committee’s probe will examine the impact...
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The government-backed company tasked with buying sites for new schools is looking at providing housing for teachers in new developments, its chief executive has revealed. Lara Newman (pictured...
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Leading figures from the special educational needs community have backed calls for a “bill of rights” to protect pupils excluded from school, but want it to be more...
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The National Union of Teachers and Association of Teachers and Lecturers held their last conferences as separate unions over the Easter break. The two sections will meet as...
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Just six per cent of would-be trainee teachers locked out of the pre-qualifying test for their courses under old government rules have applied to take the tests again...
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ATL has voted to stop parents “selectively” withdrawing their children from religious education lessons, claiming the practice is increasingly fuelled by antisemitism and Islamaphobia. Members of the union...
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Multi-academy trusts are getting away with “the fraudulent misuse of public money” while Ofsted and schools commissioners fight a turf war, a union leader has warned. Dr Mary...
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If the government does not reduce teacher workload, the National Education Union will take action, one of its leaders has warned. Dr Mary Bousted, the joint general secretary...
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Dr Mary Bousted, the general secretary of the ATL, delivered a powerful speech to the union’s last conference in Liverpool this morning. Here’s what she said.   I...
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Schools will no longer be forced to collect data on their pupils’ nationality and country of birth following a major U-turn by the government, Schools Week can exclusively...