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A Yorkshire academy trust has been hit with a financial notice to improve as a result of “historic failures” of governance and a failure to balance its budget....
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Five schools investigated for spending more than £320,000 in severance payments without government approval have been named. Stand-alone academies Wilnecote High School near Birmingham, Langley Park School for...
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Reforms to qualified teacher status (QTS) risk putting applicants off and making the benchmark seem less legitimate, according to teacher training providers and unions. Responses to the government’s...
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The government has published a wide-ranging new analysis of data on teacher supply, retention and mobility. Officials analysed the school workforce census data, initial teacher training statistics and pupil...
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Secondary schools should set aside at least 15 minutes of “dedicated reading time” every day to encourage pupils to read more advanced books, a study has found. The...
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A school in Gloucestershire will have its funding terminated unless it can produce an effective plan to pull itself out of special measures. St Anthony’s School in the...
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Academy trust boards are “not being rigorous enough” in curbing excessive pay of senior leaders, the academies minister Theodore Agnew has said. Lord Agnew has written to chairs...
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Secondary schools have lost more than 15,000 members of staff over the last three years, but teacher-to-pupil ratios have remained relatively stable. Schools Week analysis of new data...
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Ofsted will allow 25 junior inspectors who signed up to a fast-track training programme with a cash incentive to lead new short inspections. Payments of £5,360 were made...
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Some academy trusts are getting extra money simply because of their “powers of persuasion” while others struggle with their finances, leading accountants have warned. The government’s “official message”...
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Catholic schools can continue to accept a certificate signed by a priest as proof of pupils’ faith when giving them priority in admissions, the Office of the Schools...