Pippa Allen-Kinross

  • Phased bursaries worth £35k rolled out to physics, chemistry and MFL

    Trainee teachers in physics, chemistry and modern foreign languages will get new retention payments of up to £9,000 staggered across the first four years of their teaching career – on top of their £26,000 bursary payment. The new phased bursaries, first set out in the government’s teacher recruitment and retention strategy in January, will come

    0.01 Oct. 5th, 2019 | News

  • Second finance warning notice for Rodillian Multi Academy Trust

    A troubled academy trust has been hit with a rare second financial notice and told to bring in business experts as trustees after ongoing concerns about “weak financial governance and management”. Rodillian Multi Academy Trust, which runs four schools in Yorkshire, has been told it must appoint new trustees that are approved by the Education

    16.10 Oct. 4th, 2019 | News

  • Meet the government's new batch of 'superheads'

    With very little to announce on schools, Gavin Williamson and Nick Gibb introduced the Conservative Party conference to their newest superheads. Here’s what the four free school leaders had to say… Kerry Burnham Exeter Maths School A graduate of the University of Exeter and an advanced skills maths teacher, Burnham was appointed to run the

    5.00 Oct. 6th, 2019 | News

  • More schools opting out of Christian worship for 'multi-faith' alternatives

    The number of schools asking to opt out of legal requirements to provide a daily act of Christian worship appears to be slowing, but more are choosing to run “multi-faith” alternatives instead. Of the 48 schools that applied to their local Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) board to opt out of the daily

    5.00 Oct. 5th, 2019 | News

  • Tories call for faster national funding formula roll-out

    Ministers are under pressure from their own supporters to bring forward reforms to school funding as soon as possible, as schools prepare to receive a promised cash injection from the government. At the Conservative Party conference, party activists spoke of the need for a fairer funding system to complement the additional £7.1 billion in funding

    17.00 Oct. 4th, 2019 | News

  • Open a maths school to show you're 'serious' about helping kids, Williamson tells unis

    Universities need to sign up to open new maths free schools to prove they’re “serious” about helping disadvantaged children, the education secretary has said. In an interview with Schools Week at the Conservative Party conference, Gavin Williamson issued a challenge to the higher education sector to become more involved in the maths schools programme, admitting universities had

    15.00 Oct. 4th, 2019 | News

  • Ark celebrates 15th anniversary with branded M&Ms and guest speaker from New York

    Schools across the Ark Schools network will be closed today as the trust celebrates its 15th anniversary at a special bash, including a keynote speaker flown over from New York and branded chocolates. Ark’s “teacher summit”, dubbed ‘Ark 15: The journey to excellence’, will take place at Central Hall in Westminster. The trust is flying

    10.48 Oct. 4th, 2019 | News

  • Ofsted accused of legal breach over lack of SEND consultations

    Ofsted is facing accusations it breached equality laws after failing to consult any special needs organisations on its new framework before its finalised plans went out to public consultation. The inspectorate also neglected to include any SEND-specific research in the 321 sources of analysis to help shape the framework, Schools Week can reveal. They rejected

    5.00 Oct. 4th, 2019 | News

  • Investigation into trust that suspended CEO uncovers spend on gift hampers and booze

    An academy trust whose leaders were suspended in mysterious circumstances spent almost £140,000 on website design services from a company connected to school staff – despite the firm submitting the most expensive bid. Thrive Partnership Academy Trust has also been rapped for spending money on gift hampers, alcohol ordered to hotel rooms and unapproved severance

    17.02 Oct. 3rd, 2019 | News

  • Researchers given £2.6m grant to investigate impact of school exclusions

    A research team led by the University of Oxford has been granted £2.55 million to analyse the consequences of school exclusions across the UK. The research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, will aim to develop a “multi-disciplinary understanding of the political economies and consequences of school exclusion”. It will also look at

    13.56 Oct. 2nd, 2019 | News

  • Ormiston school rapped for off-rolling pupils to PRU

    A school that Ofsted commended for improving teaching and raising standards has been rated ‘inadequate’ after inspectors uncovered the “well established” off-rolling of pupils which was described as “local practice”. It comes as Ofsted continues its fight against schools that move pupils off their roll. Last month, the watchdog revealed that the number of schools

    17.58 Oct. 1st, 2019 | News