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Fines for 6th forms which fail to teach English and maths to pupils who failed GCSEs halved
School sixth forms which failed to enrol learners without GCSE English and maths passes last year will not face as much of a financial penalty as expected after...
College of Teaching announces its 13 founding trustees
The College of Teaching has today announced the 13 people who will be its founding trustees and lead on the formation of the college. The trustees include five teachers,...
Campaigners angry after Eton-sponsored free school given £500k 'windfall'
A council facing a £6.6 million funding shortfall to meet demand for extra school places has come under fire for handing a windfall worth almost £500,000 to a...
Schools offered £1,900 for bringing ex-teachers back into the job
A government drive to recruit “returner teachers” solely to English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects will give schools up to £1,900 for each person it supports into employment. Last week,...
Nicky Morgan: Turban incident was a ‘serious error’
A Catholic school teacher who forced two Sikh children to remove their turbans made a “serious error” during a “wholly regrettable” incident, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said...
Labour wants schools to be local
– But who will have power: local authorities, city mayors or some other regional level? – Tories say plans would deny parents’ choice and impose a straightjacket of...
Devon school with TB infected pupils now “under control”
An investigation into a latent tuberculosis (TB) infection at a school in Devon is coming to an end, Public Health England has announced. The national body has confirmed...
EXCLUSIVE: More teachers left to go abroad, than did a university PGCE
More teachers left the country last year to teach in English international schools than qualified to become a teacher through the university PGCE route. Data from International School...
Labour and Lib Dems threaten to join forces to defeat education bill
The government’s education bill which proposes the mandatory takeover of inadequate schools is likely to face major hurdles in the House of Lords after Labour and the Liberal...