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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....
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Academies stand to lose £353 million by 2020 as a result of cuts to the Education Services Grant, official government estimates reveal. A technical note on schools’ costs published...
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The government has launched a new advice service for schools to help them get value for money when buying in services. Pilots of the scheme have started today...
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Schools should be measured on the “employability and success” of their pupils when they reach the age of 25, according to the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. The organisation, set up...
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The government’s “sluggish and incoherent” response to the teacher recruitment and retention crisis is putting schools under increasing pressure, the chair of a powerful crossparty committee of MPs has...
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The government is under pressure to reveal more about its efforts to boost teacher recruitment and retention following a landmark report by an influential committee of MPs. The...
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Sir Cyril Taylor, a pioneer of the City Technology Colleges programme who advised 10 education secretaries and founded the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, has died at the...
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David Whitbread, the vice-president of the National Foundation for Education Research, has died at the age of 81. NFER staff have paid tribute to the “insightful and modest”...
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The new education secretary is “carefully considering” whether or not to scrap a cap on faith-based admissions to free schools. During his first appearance at education questions since...
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Justine Greening has spoken of the “privilege” of serving as education secretary, a job she has “always wanted to do”, in her first major interview since she left...