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National director at Ofsted to leave for multi-academy trust
Ofsted’s national director of inspection reform is to take the helm at a Cheshire multi-academy trust at the beginning of 2015. Michael Cladingbowl (pictured) will step down from...
EXCLUSIVE: DfE to release free school application forms
The Department for Education (DfE) has agreed to release application forms submitted for all successful free schools, after a freedom of information battle lasting two years. Some of...
EXCLUSIVE: Agnew resigns from Future Academies trust after just two months
Theodore Agnew, a non-executive director at the Department for Education (DfE), has resigned from his directorship of an academy trust founded by education minister Lord Nash. Mr Agnew...
Ofsted report reveals fall in school behaviour ratings
Schools are scoring less highly on behaviour relative to other factors since Ofsted introduced tougher inspection guidance in January, according to a new report. The findings came in...
Ofsted investigation clears schools over 'tipping-off' claims
Three schools at the centre of allegations of tipping-off over the date of Ofsted inspections have been cleared in an internal investigation by the inspectorate. The review, carried...
The new regional schools commissioners
The lessons of London’s educational success over the past decade can be exported to other parts of the country, Martin Post, the regional schools commissioner for north west...
Teachers report ‘inadequate’ algebra grasp among A-level maths students
Students embarking on maths A-level programmes often have an inadequate grasp of algebra, a survey of teachers has revealed. Research carried out by Nicky Rushton and Dr Frances...
Force all schools to become academies by 2020, demands Policy Exchange
All schools in England should be forced to become academies in the next five years, the right-leaning thinktank Policy Exchange has claimed. The next stage of improvement for...
First edition review with Laura McInerney and Sam Freedman
Sam Freedman, director of research, evaluation and impact at Teach First and former adviser to Michael Gove, joined deputy editor Laura McInerney on the sofa to review the...