Academies

DfE launches regulatory review to ‘future proof’ academy trusts

Amanda Spielman, Leora Cruddas and trust representatives will advise Baroness Barran on accountability reforms

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

AQA staff vote in favour of strike action over pay

Unison considering 'next steps' after 71% vote for industrial action it claims could disrupt exam results

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

£25m for instruments as music hubs and PE premium extended

Schools asked to "offer at least one hour of music curriculum a week”, with a 'music development plan' and music...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE adviser calls for dozens of attendance hubs

Trust CEO Rob Tarn wants DfE funding so other schools can follow North Shore Academy's lead in launching attendance...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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

Cleric who said Western women ‘worse than beasts’ banned from running schools

Education secretary bans former private school proprietor who promoted 'inappropriate' views about women and gay people

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Schools told to raid own coffers to get pupils to exams during rail strike

DfE says schools are 'best placed to prioritise their spending to support their pupils and students' during biggest rail...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Provide apprenticeship careers talks or face legal action, schools told

Consultation launched on new duty to give pupils six opportunities to hear from further education providers

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Middlesbrough gets help to tackle absences

Tackling persistent absence has become a key priority for ministers after rates soared during the pandemic

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker