Schools

‘Recovery premium’ rolled out for all special school and AP pupils

Catch-up cash will double for mainstream secondaries, rising to £60k on average, but rates frozen for most primaries

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Tom Belger
Academies

Council MAT trial next year – but caps on number and size

The DfE will 'test the concept' of local authority multi-academy trusts, inviting councils to join a small trial

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Tom Belger
Schools

DfE hiring up to 8 more advisers to oversee attendance push

A handful of councils alone have slashed more attendance staff than the DfE plans to recruit

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Tom Belger
SEND

Birmingham SEND caseloads hit over 500 children per worker

Commissioner's damning report shows 'dire' state of SEND provision, but also points the finger at government

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

BESA threatens legal action over ‘unlawful’ DfE plans for Oak

The British Education Suppliers Association claims government breached rules on subsidies, procurement and consultation

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Tom Belger
Schools

£3k teachers retention bonuses: How they will work

Up to 7,000 early-career computing, maths, physics and chemistry teachers in 2,500 schools will receive retention bonuses

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Tom Belger
Schools

DfE to let councils invest absence fines in attendance support

The DfE has also published more prescriptive guidance for schools, trusts and councils on attendance policies

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Tom Belger
Schools

DfE to get new suspension powers for ‘unsafe’ private schools

Unsafe private school providers risk suspension and jail, while loopholes allowing unregistered schools will be closed

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Tom Belger
Schools

Schools see rise in ‘incel’ extremism Prevent referrals

Leaders are hold parents’ evenings about emerging misogynistic ideology, while others train staff to recognise its language

Tom Belger
Tom Belger