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Inspectors will investigate whether schools in some parts of England are misusing exclusions, after it emerged that secondary schools in two areas suspended more than one in 10...
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The government’s education funding arm “significantly contributed to the failure” of a new secondary school that had its planning permission rescinded just weeks before it was due to...
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The National SENCO Forum is finally up and running again, in full almost three months after it was accidentally taken offline by the Department for Education. The 2,500...
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External speakers should not be used as substitutes for trained teachers under plans to make sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, subject experts have warned. From...
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Two of the country’s leading academy trusts have clashed over plans for an “unneeded” free school in north London. Plans for Ark to build the Ark Pioneer Academy...
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Schools are still none the wiser on the new mental health “leads” after it emerged the government is yet to decide how much training they will receive or...
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Attainment scores for children with English as an additional language (EAL) are “profoundly misleading” and “distorted”, according to a new report. The Education Policy Institute (EPI) and the...
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The National SENCO Forum has been partially restored nearly three months after it was taken offline by the Department for Education – but eight other special needs advice...
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The government has been accused of having a “shockingly cavalier” attitude to fire safety, as schools continue to be built without sprinkler systems. Unions have raised concerns about...
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The troubled Bright Tribe academy trust is pulling out of all but one of its five northern schools because it doesn’t have an “established northern hub”, even though...
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A bill to introduce greater monitoring for home-schooled children is in a “good position” to pass into law, according to its sponsor Lord Soley, despite warnings from home-schoolers...