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One of the first orders of business at the new Office for Students will be to investigate the sharp rise in unconditional university offers, and it will “take...
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Library associations across the country are joining together in a campaign to make school libraries statutory and Ofsted-inspected. The three-year campaign will also ask for evidence on the...
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Schools are being encouraged to team up and use a special legal mechanism to avoid “exorbitant” supply teacher agency costs. The Headteachers’ Roundtable think-tank has published a legal...
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The national schools commissioner will retire from the civil service at the end of this academic year, he has announced. Sir David Carter, who has served in the...
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A government teacher-training tsar says schools that struggle to pay for teachers’ CPD should ask parents for £1 a week. Sir Andrew Carter, head of the South Farnham...
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The attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers is the “big civil rights challenge” facing schools, a senior government official has said. Sir David Carter, the national...
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Extra funding for pay rises should be targeted at teachers who are early in their careers and working in shortage subjects, the Education Policy Institute has said. This...
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Northumberland Council has abandoned plans to close as many as 14 schools. Instead, the local authority’s cabinet will be asked to rubber-stamp proposals for a council-backed multi-academy trust...
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A bankrupt county council siphoned off £9 million meant for school improvements in a desperate bid to prop up its depleted reserves, it has been revealed. Northamptonshire county...