Politics

Meet the new-look education committee

Five new MPs have joined since last July. Here's your guide to the new membership

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

DfE boast of £1 billion savings ‘shameful’, says union

Experts say budget cuts mean school savings are 'unsurprising'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

The inside story of the new natural history GCSE

How a BBC veteran, Green MP and exams expert developed a brand new qualification

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

DfE finalises its climate change strategy: What schools need to know

Every school will have a climate lead, and 'sustainable' tests will be developed

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Poll: 7 in 10 primary heads say catch-up cash ‘insufficient’

Two in five leaders raid pupil premium budgets to make ends meet

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Schools should be more patriotic, and 8 more things we learned from Zahawi

Minister tells MPs white paper will narrow the attainment gap and he's 'open-minded' about where council MATs can open

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Samantha Booth
Covid

Academy reserves surge to £3.9 billion after Covid savings

The average academy trust saw their reserves jump 29%, boosted by unlikely Covid windfalls

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Teachers ‘unsupported’ as Covid outbreaks continue to blight schools

Almost half of teachers report testing positive last term, according to union survey

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Teacher pay

NASUWT votes to ‘mobilise’ for industrial action over pay

Both main teachers' unions have now put strikes on the table, after the NEU voted for an indicative ballot...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker