Politics

DfE top boss handed £278k payout to leave after exams fiasco

Jonathan Slater had just eight months left in post, but was pushed out in spate of perm sec departures

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

DfE looks to ex-teachers to fill Covid staffing gaps

Leaders also asked to 'use their own networks to encourage sign-up'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Mental health

MPs want mental health support teams extended to all schools in six years

Committee calls for 'urgent action' to prevent services slipping backwards

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Teacher training

DfE delays ITT market review reforms for a year

Providers will now have to comply with new requirements from 2024-25

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Ofsted

Large online educators face £10k bill for Ofsted accreditation visits

The watchdog has warned the online education sector is currently ‘completely unregulated’

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

New alliance to stop schools being swept under MAT

Experts said the new West Kent Single Academy Trust Alliance showed there were 'other models' to the government's preferred...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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
News

All state schools to receive carbon dioxide monitors to help ventilation

The government is going to hand out around 300,000 carbon dioxide monitors to state schools in a £25 million...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Just 41 schools due to receive CO2 monitors this week

Just 41 schools in London are due to receive CO2 monitors this week, with just 517 devices due to...

Freddie Whittaker