Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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A former union president and the chair of one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing academy trusts have been appointed to advise the schools commissioner Martin Post. Post,...
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The schools minister Nick Gibb and several leading academics have been summoned to an ‘evidence check’ hearing on the government’s proposals for new grammar schools. The education select...
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Pupils’ nationality and country of birth data will not be included in the national pupil database (NPD) following a backlash from schools and parents, Lord Nash has said....
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Cash handouts to help academy trusts expand are not reaching all the chains that want them, says a senior government official. Applications for the latest round of sponsor...
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The government has refused to release a new agreement that prevents the Department for Education from passing pupil nationality and country of birth data to the Home Office....
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Justine Greening has just announced a series of changes to primary assessment in a statement to Parliament. Here is what we know…   1. The government will not...
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A cap on the amount of work teachers can complete “in their own time” is being pioneered in Nottingham and could be rolled out across the country. David...
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The leader of an academy trust under investigation by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has launched a scathing attack on the government’s financial management. Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski (pictured),...
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Labour’s new education team is “rooted in the real world”, says shadow education secretary Angela Rayner in an apparent swipe at the government education line-up. Rayner, who stays...
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The reintroduction of grammar schools is a “lethal” policy that could strike a “tinderbox” under divided communities, peers have warned Lord David Puttnam, a producer who once chaired the National...
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The government has published analysis of provisional GCSE results data which shows for the first time national analysis of Progress 8 scores and other measures in its new...