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TeachFirst changes advertising after ‘nudge unit’ shows teachers prefer a challenge
Education charity Teach First has adapted its advertising techniques after a report discovered applicants were more likely to respond to a “challenge” rather than ads appealing to their...
Links between College of Teaching and AstraZeneca ‘put to bed’
A major contributor to the proposed College of Teaching’s crowdfunding campaign has defended its £10,000 donation. In the week since the Claim Your College campaign launched an online...
Councils triple number of investigations into fraudulent school applications
Investigations into cheating parents treble The number of investigations into suspected school admission frauds has nearly trebled in the past three years with almost 700 offers of places...
Top state schools accused of inflating results via less demanding A-levels
A free school support organisation has accused the “top 500” state schools of entering A-level pupils into subjects purely to inflate overall results. The New Schools Network (NSN),...
Annual report on special needs shelved amid ‘chaotic reforms’
Special needs campaigners say the government is trying to mask the impact of its “rushed” reforms for special educational needs after the publication of a key data analysis...
Nick Gibb: We are taking the teacher shortage seriously
Schools minister Nick Gibb has admitted there is an issue with teacher recruitment and retention which he says the government is tackling. In an exclusive interview with Schools...
Nicky Morgan and David Cameron united on free school meals and grammar schools
– Education secretary backs prime minister ‘all the way’ on free school meals for infants –   No truth in Labour’s ‘bizarre’ claim that government will allow raft...
Government increases tax-free teacher training bursaries for Ebacc subjects
The government has today announced it will increase tax-free bursaries to encourage the “best and brightest” graduates into teacher training – with core Ebacc subjects getting the biggest...
Report reveals "widespread violations" of admissions code in faith schools
Hundreds of thousands of children may have been unlawfully denied a place at faith schools after “widespread violations” of the admissions code were found in nearly 50 religiously...