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DfE launches hiring spree for Covid response

A huge recruitment drive has been launched at the Department for Education to aid its response to Covid-19, with...

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DfE denies it withholds laptops on form-filling grounds

Headteachers claim they have had difficulty accessing laptops for self-isolating pupils because they didn’t fill in an optional attendance...

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Union accused of breaking rules over ‘political’ election ad

The country’s largest education union has been accused of flouting rules over a “political” Facebook advert critical of Conservative...

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£73k theft at academy not spotted for eight months, government probe reveals

Over £73,000 was stolen from a single academy trust but the loss went unnoticed for eight months due to...

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We should have protected whistleblowers, says DfE

The Department for Education has admitted it should have redacted the names of whistleblowers who gave evidence as part...

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Academy loses fight with council on restricting pupil numbers

An academy that wanted to reduce its admissions to restrict the number of pupils it had to accept mid-year...

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Holiday hunger providers demand ‘multi-year funding’ as DfE extends scheme

The government must allocate “multi-year funding” for its holiday activities and food programme, previous recipients said after the announcement...

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Schools miss out as £2.2m cut from overhauled support scheme

The government has cut funding promised to schools for improvement support after the scheme was repurposed to help leaders...

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Timothy’s tweets raise questions over departmental impartiality

Department for Education board member Nick Timothy has been accused of breaching impartiality rules over tweets expressing partisan views...

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