Schools

Six in 10 councils face DfE intervention to cut SEND deficits

All councils also face new guidance on making spending on pupils with special educational needs and disabilities 'sustainable'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Patriotic’ Queen book for schools printed in … Italy

Publisher forced to look abroad as there was no UK printer for all 4.5m books

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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
Academies

Holland Park staff and parents take MAT fight to High Court

The NEU is backing parents' bid to stop the standalone academy joining United Learning, claiming consultation was flawed

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Council MAT trial next year – but caps on number and size

The DfE will 'test the concept' of local authority multi-academy trusts, inviting councils to join a small trial

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE to get new suspension powers for ‘unsafe’ private schools

Unsafe private school providers risk suspension and jail, while loopholes allowing unregistered schools will be closed

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

DfE finalises its climate change strategy: What schools need to know

Every school will have a climate lead, and 'sustainable' tests will be developed

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

White paper: What academy shakeup means for trusts, councils and schools

Trusts should have 10+ schools, councils will run academies and good schools may exit trusts in shakeup of 'messy'...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger