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Trials of a new times-tables test for year 4 pupils will begin at around 290 primary schools from next month. Nick Gibb, the schools minister, today announced the...
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At least 9,000 prospective teachers barred from training after failing a skills test three times will be able to book retakes again from this Thursday. Schools Week understands...
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The government is to scrap the controversial lock-out period that currently prevents would-be teachers from retaking the QTS skills test for two years if they fail it three...
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The sponsor of Floreat Brentford Primary School, a free school in west London, has announced plans to close the school, citing problems with temporary buildings and “critically low”...
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A junior school in Somerset has been hit with a financial notice to improve from the government after it failed to set a balanced budget. The Education and...
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Schools should be forced to contact multiple family members in the event of unexpected pupil absences, according to a mother whose young children spent almost 24 hours alone...
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School leaders’ lack of understanding of counselling and psychotherapy is making it difficult for them to commission mental health support for their pupils, new research has found. A...
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Eight local councils are not confident that schools in their area have lawful admissions arrangements, according to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator. In her annual report, Shan...
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The government will proceed with its plans to change the threshold for free school meals eligibility under universal credit, children’s minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced. It means a...
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Ministers are under increasing pressure to say whether they will make personal, social, health and economics (PSHE) lessons compulsory, amid apprehension about the extra resources schools will need...
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An “invaluable” online forum that supports thousands of special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) has been unavailable for months because of an IT error at the Department for Education....