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Cambridge Assessment Group announces new chief executive
The Cambridge Assessment Group has appointed a senior figure from Pearson as its new group chief executive, the University of Cambridge has announced. Bill Anderson, who became senior...
Measure schools by 'success' of pupils at 25, says George Osborne's Northern Powerhouse Partnership
Schools should be measured on the “employability and success” of their pupils when they reach the age of 25, according to the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. The organisation, set up...
Harris accounts: Redundancy payouts double as Moynihan gets £20k pay rise
Redundancy payouts have more than doubled at London’s Harris multi-academy trust last year, while chief executive Dan Moynihan received a £20,000 pay rise, the chain’s accounts reveal. The...
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...