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‘We are not convinced’ – leaders’ union ASCL won’t back #PauseOfsted campaign

The Association of School and College Leaders will not back calls for school staff to stop working as Ofsted...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofqual’s new price guide will show ‘real cost’ of the exam system

Ofqual has promised to publish an exams price guide that will include increased qualification costs. The exams regulator announced...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

DfE won’t issue guidance on ‘exceptional circumstances’ for sex education withdrawal

Headteachers will be left in the “invidious position” of deciding whether they have grounds to refuse parents’ requests to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

A lack of sponsors? Simple, ditch compulsory academisation

Today’s annual report by HMCI Amanda Spielman covers a lot of ground, but let’s pick up here on one...

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STEPHEN ROLLETT
News

Heads told school pension contributions to rise by over 40% from 2019

Headteachers have been told contributions schools pay towards teachers’ pensions are set to rise by more than 40 per...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

School sixth form funding down 21% since 2010, IfS finds

Funding for students in school sixth forms has plunged by 21 per cent since 2010–11, new research has found....

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Set up ‘Teach First-style’ scheme for school mental health specialists, says report

A scheme modelled on Teach First should be set up in schools to train mental health specialists to work...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Hinds challenged over ‘dangerously inadequate’ SEND funding

A coalition of trade unions and 39 local authorities have written to the education secretary to warn of “dangerously...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Heads launch legal tool to beat supply agency fees

Schools are being encouraged to team up and use a special legal mechanism to avoid “exorbitant” supply teacher agency...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross