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New maths hubs to open in Cheshire and Lancashire
Two new maths hubs will open in Cheshire and central Lancashire, taking the total number operating nationally to 37. Nick Gibb, the schools minister, will announce today that...
New app helps get parents involved
A new app that sends game ideas and child development tips to parents from deprived areas has been found to improve levels of concentration and determination in young...
Campaign group 'exploring legal action' over grammar schools expansion plan
Campaigners who oppose the expansion of academic selection are “exploring the possibility of legal action” over government plans to encourage existing grammar schools to expand. Comprehensive Future has launched...
Government halts data-sharing on pupils
The government has stopped sharing pupil data with third parties while it reviews its approval process. The national pupil database holds information on more than 21 million children...
Minister: It's 'not impossible' for schools to meet apprentice hiring targets
It is “not impossible” for schools to meet apprentice recruitment targets, but they may need extra help, the skills minister said today. Anne Milton insisted to MPs that...
Damian Hinds 'cannot say' how many new voluntary-aided schools will open
Ministers claim not to know how many new schools will open now it’s easier to found new voluntary-aided institutions. The government has offered “support” to groups wanting to...
Hinds to discuss 'savage' cuts at UCAT academy trust with local MPs
Damian Hinds will meet MPs to discuss the “savage cuts” proposed by a prominent university-backed academy chain. The University of Chester Academies Trust today confirmed that it is...
Nick Gibb dodges teacher pay funding questions
The schools minister has refused to say whether more cash will be made available for larger pay rises for teachers. Nick Gibb used education questions in the Commons...
Catholic academy trust tackled weaknesses 'at a brisk pace'
Ofsted inspectors have praised improvements at the Romero Catholic Multi Academy Company after visiting all eight of its schools. Seven primary schools and one secondary run by the Coventry...