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Regional schools commissioner Jennifer Bexon-Smith to retire

Jennifer Bexon-Smith, regional schools commissioner for the East Midlands and the Humber, will retire in March after just over...

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Flexible hours demand scuppers Return to Teaching pilot

One of the largest lead schools in the government’s “returner teachers” pilot says demands for flexible working scuppered the...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Headteacher performance not linked to subject background, new analysis claims

A new analysis has found a headteacher’s performance is not linked to their subject background – challenging previous research...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Norfolk council rakes in £500,000 from academy conversion fees

Schools in Norfolk have paid more than £500,000 in “conversion costs” to their local authority to become academies, Schools...

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Councils given £4.2m funding boost to tackle ‘remaining challenges’ in SEND reforms

The government has announced several million pounds of special educational needs (SEND) funding to help councils move to the...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Autism diagnosis can cause other special needs to be ‘neglected’

Schools are struggling to support the rising numbers of pupils diagnosed with autism because the label means other learning...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Catholic Church will take government to court over school admissions letters from priests

The Catholic church is set to take the government to court early this year over its decision to reject...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Christian schools claim Ofsted used them as ‘soft target’ after ‘inadequate’ judgments

A network of independent Christian schools which teach creationism claim they were used as a “soft target” by Ofsted after...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Pilot to return teachers into classrooms failed to fill chemistry and physics spaces

A pilot to encourage qualified teachers to return to teaching in state schools saw mixed results last year, with...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg