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ESFA investigates finances of Trinity Academy London Trust

The government is investigating alleged financial irregularities at an academy trust in south London that was issued a redacted...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay
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DfE relaunch forces policy experts to reapply for posts

The Department for Education is “refreshing” its team of experts who inform policy-making – just 18 months after recruiting...

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Simon Kay
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Covid advisory group signed gagging orders, DfE reveals

Twelve members of a group advising the Department for Education on its Covid-19 response have signed gagging orders. Schools...

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Simon Kay
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Senior staff ‘ignored our Covid fears’, say striking teachers

Teachers at a Wirral primary school are set to go on strike after claiming that senior staff repeatedly ignored...

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Simon Kay
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Council with rising home education rapped for potential off-rolling

Ofsted has rapped a council after discovering potential off-rolling of children in care, with the number of pupils educated...

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Simon Kay
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New report calls for dedicated ‘Office for Edtech’ to drive change

A dedicated Office for EdTech and Digital Skills should be established “at the heart of government” to drive “coherent...

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Simon Kay
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£96m laptop contracts went to Tory donor’s firm

A firm handed almost £100 million worth of contracts to supply laptops to disadvantaged children without an open tender...

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Simon Kay
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Trust embroiled in £2m contract legal row amid move to the cloud

England’s largest academy trust is entangled in a High Court legal dispute with a major software supplier that lost...

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Simon Kay
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Facebook targets teachers urging them to ‘request help” for any school supplies

Facebook has urged teachers to use its social media platform to request help if they need school supplies.  The...

Simon Kay
Simon Kay