Schools

IfS: 1 in 4 poorer pupils could lose out under proposed student loan grade thresholds

Around 1 in 10 recent education undergrads would also have been excluded, think tank warns

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

Director at criticised council wins DfE contract to help others improve

The DfE has appointed 13 SEND advisers on salaries of £90k to act as 'critical friends'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid, Exams

Heads plan Covid isolation rooms so symptomatic kids can take exams

‘Ambiguous’ guidance leaves leaders playing Covid guessing game as tests return

James Carr
James Carr
Teacher training

Early career framework risks heads snubbing new teachers

Polling shows just one in seven new teachers think the training is a good use of time

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Academies

Orphan school’s 11-year wait for sponsor (should) end next month

Official admits intervention in failing schools is too slow

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Warning notices issued to growing trusts

Leaders say cases show importance of 'sustainable' growth amid ministers' expansion plans

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and James Carr
Academies

Falcon trust swoops on its third academy

Latest recruit for turnaround trust is first outside the north of England

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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