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Ofsted praises 'journey of improvement' at Diocese of Norwich academy trust
A Church-backed academy trust in the east of England has been praised by Ofsted for improvements to pupil outcomes. Following a focused inspection of six of the 30...
£4m cuts 'will threaten' deaf pupils' performance
The support provided to deaf children in schools will be cut by around £4 million this year, a charity has warned. Figures obtained by the National Deaf Children’s...
LocatED’s urgent quest for London real estate
The Department for Education’s property arm has made an “urgent” plea for new sites in London as official figures reveal it still hasn’t found a permanent home for...
Bright Tribe to lose name under merger with Adventure Learning Academies Trust
The under-fire Bright Tribe Academy Trust is planning to ditch its name and merge with its sister chain as it prepares to abandon all but one of its...
The chancellor can’t make maths schools add up
Several leading universities have declined the opportunity to open specialist maths schools, and the government won’t admit how many are now due to open, six months after setting...
Research row over Norfolk boarding school scheme for kids in care
Claims that boarding schools can “transform” the prospects of vulnerable young people have been called into question after the academies minister threw his support behind the government’s new...
Exam boards to check teacher-examiners' lesson plans
Some teachers who help to write exams will have samples of their lesson plans checked by exam boards under new rules to tackle cheating by teacher-examiners. Ofqual, the exams...
University of Chester Academies Trust warned over £3m deficit
The University of Chester Academies Trust (UCAT) has been told to get its finances in order after racking up a £3 million deficit. The shortfall in the chain’s...
Watford UTC hit with financial notice to improve
A University Technical College has been issued with a financial notice to improve after it failed to set a balanced budget. The Education and Skills Funding Agency has...