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Introducing… Rachel Hornsey

The collapse of Carillion left Rachel Hornsey’s primary pupils bewildered amid the rubble of a building site. She explains how the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Why the government’s £400m laptops roll-out is crashing

An “amazing achievement”. That’s how Nick Gibb, the long-time schools minister, describes the progress of his department’s £400 million...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Disadvantaged primary pupils seven months behind peers due to Covid, study suggests

Disadvantaged primary school pupils are seven months behind their peers, according to the initial findings of a new study...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Covid closure savings help boost trust surpluses by £25k, study finds

Multi-academy trusts have posted additional savings of £25,000 on average due to Covid closures – although experts are warning...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Two-thirds of leaders ‘sourcing IT equipment’ for poorest pupils themselves, study finds

Two thirds of senior leaders in state schools are having to “source IT equipment for disadvantaged pupils themselves” while...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Introducing…Mark Wilson

Meet the philosopher CEO determined to prove that academy trusts can – and should – come up with 100-year...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Ministers urged to rule on governance board conflict issue as trustees resign in protest

Governance experts have warned against a “fundamental conflict of interest” of school leaders also being trustees after all the...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Children’s minister vows ‘urgent’ action on pitiful food parcels

The children’s minister has promised to “look urgently” into images posted by parents on social media revealing inadequate free...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Private school furlough claim not ‘in spirit of scheme’

The country’s biggest academy trust furloughed staff across its private schools for the Christmas holiday, a tactic one law...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg