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Primaries flounder as three in four receive no support on assessment from local authorities
What help are local authorities giving to primary schools as they face life after levels? Schools Week contacted every local authority in England to see if they are...
Nicky Morgan pushes for teachers to receive bonuses in future pay deal
Schools could be allowed to offer teachers bonuses and the chance to drop down pay scales as part of the latest government effort to ensure the “best” teachers...
Schools won't be forced to provide wraparound childcare themselves under Morgan's plans
Schools won’t be forced to provide wraparound childcare themselves and can turn down “unreasonable” requests from parents under new proposals announced by Nicky Morgan this week, which won’t...
Prime Minister's speech: Cameron announces Madrassa and Sunday school inspection requirement
Madrassas, Sunday schools, Yeshivas and other religious institutions which teach children “intensively” will have to register and be inspected, David Cameron has said as he pledged to clamp...
The story behind Nicky Morgan's "one in three pupils" statistic
Education secretary Nicky Morgan opened her speech at the Conservative party conference today with this statistic: NiMo: Imagine a country where 1 in 3 young people can't read,...
Nicky Morgan: Parents get 'right to request' schools open for full working day
Schools will be “expected” to accommodate requests for childcare “for a full working day” and in the school holidays if enough parents demand it, Nicky Morgan has announced....
David Cameron's truancy plans will put a 'wedge' between schools and families
Docking child benefits to people who refuse to pay a penalty after their children play truant will only “drive a wedge” between schools and families, a teaching union...
Education committee chair Neil Carmichael brands lack of home education register a "scandal"
The Conservative chairman of the education select committee has today said he finds it “amazing” that parents who home educate their children do not have to be registered...
Inadequate free school facing forced takeover
An inadequate free school is facing a forced takeover by a new sponsor in a bid by the Department for Education to bring about “swift improvements”. Grindon Hall...