Covid

Union demands more ‘robust’ rules as sports event held amid Covid cases

Unions want stricter Covid curbs after one school with 33 cases sent pupils to a sports event while others...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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GCSE results 2021: Top grades rise most at private and free schools

Private and free schools have seen the biggest jump in top grades in this year’s teacher-assessed GCSE results, figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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A-level results 2021: Private schools see bigger jump in top grades

Private schools have seen a bigger jump in the number of top grades than state schools in this year’s...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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RSC adviser roles thrown open to CEOs, with elections set for September

Academy trust chief executives without headship experience can now serve as advisors to regional schools commissioners, the government has...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Bailed-out academy boss set for £150k payout, despite £1.1m budget hole

A single academy trust facing closure has set aside a £150,000 payout for its chief executive, despite reporting a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Williamson’s ‘irrational’ refusal to revoke academy order quashed by High Court

The education secretary’s refusal to revoke an academy order for a primary school in the West Midlands has been...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Academy transfers fall to four-year low during pandemic

 The government has spent £38.8 million moving academies between trusts since 2014, official figures show, but transfers fell to...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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School repairs derailed by ‘inexplicable’ CIF delays and material shortages

Schools have been forced to delay building repairs by up to a year after the government awarded condition improvement...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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School fighting academisation can’t demonstrate improvement because of Covid, High Court hears

A primary school fighting government plans to convert it into an academy has been unable to demonstrate improvement because...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker