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Technical woes hinder Oxbridge entry tests

Pupils’ hopes of studying at Oxford and Cambridge may be in jeopardy as admission exams, switched to an online...

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£500k to boost flexible working and drive staff retention

The government is looking for eight schools to share almost £500,000 as part of a programme to boost flexible...

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DfE closes covid attendance loophole 6 weeks into term

The government has closed an attendance reporting loophole six weeks into term that left officials “unable to get a...

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School budgets ‘on a knife edge’ due to soaring supply staff costs

Schools are “on a knife edge” as the mounting costs of supply staff parachuted in to replace isolating teachers...

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Cyber attacks, hacks and legal threats: Academy data breaches revealed

An academy trust was left facing legal action after sending student assessment reports to the wrong parents. The incident...

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Green: ‘Messing’ with school structures not priority

“Messing around” with school structures should not be a Labour priority, the shadow education secretary has said.  Speaking at...

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Grenfell rules forced us to dip into revenue, says trust

An academy trust says it had no choice but to break finance rules and use £530,000 of revenue funds...

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Government ‘flying blind’ over Covid tests for pupils

Schools have been placed in an “impossibly difficult position” as the government restricts Covid tests to those with “classic...

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Council encourages schools to contact test and trace teams first rather than DfE hotline

A council is urging schools to ignore new protocols for contacting the government’s national coronavirus helpline to report positive...

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