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Set aside 15 minutes of dedicated reading time, secondary schools told
Secondary schools should set aside at least 15 minutes of “dedicated reading time” every day to encourage pupils to read more advanced books, a study has found. The...
Gloucestershire school threatened with closure over standards
A school in Gloucestershire will have its funding terminated unless it can produce an effective plan to pull itself out of special measures. St Anthony’s School in the...
Minister: Academy trustees 'not rigorous enough' on CEO pay
Academy trust boards are “not being rigorous enough” in curbing excessive pay of senior leaders, the academies minister Theodore Agnew has said. Lord Agnew has written to chairs...
Ofsted: Hijab row school got 'ineffective' support from council
The school at the centre of a row over its decision to ban younger pupils from wearing the hijab remains ‘outstanding’, according to Ofsted inspectors sent in to investigate...
Expanded grammar schools ready for extra pupils by 2020
Grammar schools will be able to expand and take on extra pupils as soon as 2020 if long-awaited funding is made available, it has been predicted. Comments made...
EEF starts £250k project to boost maths and science teaching in 220 schools
The Education Endowment Fund has partnered with an education charity to run a £250,000 project to improve maths and science teaching in 220 schools across the country. It...
Kathy Kirkham returns to Bright Tribe
Kathy Kirkham has returned to the troubled Bright Tribe trust as a director, almost exactly a year after she resigned as the chain’s chief executive. Documents filed with...
QTS reforms may put applicants off, warn teacher trainers
Reforms to qualified teacher status (QTS) risk putting applicants off and making the benchmark seem less legitimate, according to teacher training providers and unions. Responses to the government’s...
Ofsted to look at exclusions malpractice in the north-east
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...
Labour pledges school fire safety overhaul
A future Labour government will put sprinkler systems in all new school buildings and pay to remove asbestos and flammable cladding from existing sites, the shadow education secretary...
Damian Hinds: 4 things we learned from the new education secretary's first interviews
Damian Hinds has given his first two major interviews since he was appointed as education secretary on January 8. The MP for East Hampshire has spoken to The...