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Diocese blocks secular trust takeover bid
A secular multi-academy trust has been blocked by a local diocese from taking over two Church of England primary schools, one of which is now set to close....
PE apprenticeships solve Kent schools’ levy woes
Primary schools in Kent have found an effective way to make the most of the apprenticeship levy by taking apprentices on to support the delivery of PE lessons...
Sadiq Khan launches website to promote teaching in London
A website promoting the benefits of teaching in London has been launched by Sadiq Khan, as new research shows the capital is losing teachers faster than anywhere else...
Amanda Spielman's Ofsted moves away from 'male-dominated' culture
Ofsted’s next inspection framework will promote a more “collaborative” approach to leadership, in a move away from the “male-dominated” culture of the watchdog’s past, a senior inspector has...
Nick Gibb to take MPs' school accountability questions
Nick Gibb will face questions from MPs about curriculum and assessment, teacher recruitment and retention and school accountability next week. The schools minister will appear in front of...
Inspiration Trust earns softer Ofsted report after four-month turnaround
An academy trust founded and once chaired by the academies minister received a softened report from Ofsted after inspectors returned just four months after a damning inspection. Irate...
Poorest pupils miss out on arts access cash
Two multimillion-pound government schemes aimed at widening access to the most prestigious drama, dance and music schools have been criticised for not reaching enough pupils from the poorest...
Delays to compulsory sex education looking more likely
Compulsory relationships and sex education will now “almost certainly” be delayed until 2020, after the government failed to meet a key milestone. Schools had been due to start...
Teacher vacancy website trial to start 'in the next month or so'
The government’s planned teacher vacancy website has taken “much longer than it should have” to develop and is still being built, the academies minister has admitted, though a...