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Ofsted inspectors enter hijab row school
Ofsted has begun an inspection of a school at the centre of a row over its decision to ban younger pupils from wearing the hijab. The watchdog has not...
Public accounts committee report on teacher supply: The 7 recommendations
The government is under pressure to reveal more about its efforts to boost teacher recruitment and retention following a landmark report by an influential committee of MPs. The...
50,000 children were 'missing' from education last year
Almost 50,000 children were recorded as “missing” from education last year, according to new research by the National Children’s Bureau. Data obtained by the NCB under the Freedom...
Recruitment crisis: ‘Get a plan by April’ MPs tell government
The government’s “sluggish and incoherent” response to the teacher recruitment and retention crisis is putting schools under increasing pressure, the chair of a powerful crossparty committee of MPs has...
City Technology Colleges pioneer Sir Cyril Taylor dies aged 82
Sir Cyril Taylor, a pioneer of the City Technology Colleges programme who advised 10 education secretaries and founded the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, has died at the...
WCAT: Outwood Grange confirmed as sponsor for six schools
The Department for Education has confirmed that Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) will take on six schools given up by the troubled Wakefield City Academies Trust. But two more...
NAHT: Mental health proposals shouldn't be a 'stick to beat schools'
New proposals to improve mental health support for pupils risk becoming “another stick to beat schools leaders with”, according to the leader of a headteachers’ union. Paul Whiteman,...
Manchester Creative Studio will close this summer
A struggling studio school with low pupil numbers and “significant financial challenges” will close this summer, it has been confirmed. Manchester Creative Studio in Ancoats, which specialises in...
Tributes paid to NFER vice-president David Whitbread, who has died aged 81
David Whitbread, the vice-president of the National Foundation for Education Research, has died at the age of 81. NFER staff have paid tribute to the “insightful and modest”...
Academy accounts hearing: 7 things we learned
MPs have today grilled the government’s top education officials over the state of academy finances. The parliamentary public accounts committee held a session with Jonathan Slater, the Department...
Damian Hinds is 'carefully considering' lifting the faith-based admissions cap
The new education secretary is “carefully considering” whether or not to scrap a cap on faith-based admissions to free schools. During his first appearance at education questions since...