Schools

Covid wipes almost a third off academies’ fundraising income

Charity Parentkind said PTA fundraisers upped their hours last year, but suffered from cancelled events and less lucrative virtual...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Ofqual chief admits exam board mistakes caused ‘distress’

Chief regulator Jo Saxton also told school leaders handwriting is 'here to stay', and warn they face worse results...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Recovery premium’ rolled out for all special school and AP pupils

Catch-up cash will increase for mainstream secondaries, rising to £60k on average, but rates frozen for most primaries

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

Schools brace for Covid exams disruption as pupil anxiety rises

Invigilator shortages, requests to sit exams in separate rooms and Covid infections cause major headache for heads, says union

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

New DfE powers to ban online teachers amid grooming fears

The government plans to close a series of loopholes in its teacher misconduct regime

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Herrington: ‘We’ll miss targets if trusts act in their own interest’

Meeting literacy and numeracy targets will require academies' and councils cooperating, says national schools commissioner

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

A third of new secondary heads ‘leave profession within five years’

Union analysis suggests a growing exodus, and shows pay restraint and inflation have wiped 21 per cent off leaders'...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Teacher recruitment targets hiked as DfE predicts post-Covid exodus

Ministers have repeatedly missed past targets, but slashed trainee bursaries during a short-lived Covid boom

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Salary top-ups for new teachers boost retention rates by 23%

Findings show bonuses can help fix staff shortages, researchers say, but one in five teachers still leave in some...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger