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Budget 2020: What do schools need to know?

The chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his budget address in Parliament. Here are the announcements relevant to schools.  …

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News, Politics

Government’s ‘obsession’ with phonics is driven by need to help working-class white boys

The underperformance of white working-class boys in England’s education system is what has driven the government’s “obsession” with reading…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News, Politics

Williamson wants free school ‘revolution’ rolled-out across England

The education secretary has said he wants to see the free schools programme “spread much more widely” across England….

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News, Politics

Angela Rayner to run for Labour deputy leadership

The shadow education secretary Angela Rayner will run to be Labour’s deputy leader, she will announce today. The Ashton-under-Lyne…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News, Politics

Queen’s Speech 2: Nothing new for schools as government focuses on funding

There were no new policies for schools in today’s Queen’s speech, with ministers focusing instead on existing pledges on…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Williamson stays on as education secretary, but must replace his two top advisers

Gavin Williamson has returned to work at the Department for Education after his party won a majority at last…

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker

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Covid

DfE threatened with legal action over ‘unlawful’ Covid attendance rules

The government is being threatened with legal action if it fails to update attendance guidance for vulnerable children and…

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department…

Tom Belger
Tom Belger