Academies, Ofsted

‘Vindicated’: Academy trust first to have termination notice withdrawn

Decision draws to a close a years-long saga which also led to the dismissal of an Ofsted inspector

James Carr
James Carr
Academies

Councils start school talks over spin-off academy trusts

LA tests the water on plan for 'a number of local authority sponsored multi-academy trusts'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Teacher training

High Court challenge lodged over £121m Institute of Teaching

Ambition Institute launches legal claim against the Department for Education

John Dickens
John Dickens
Exams

Parents must pay if pupils miss exams, school warns

Leaders say school's approach is 'unusual' and shows 'complete disregard for the mental health' of pupils sitting exams

James Carr
James Carr
Academies, Schools Bill

Schools bill: New academy standards could dictate trust board make-up

Analysis: Draft law seeks greater control over school system, with standards on pay and school day length also considered

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid inquiry chair wants to investigate impact on children

The UK’s public Covid inquiry chair wants to expand her remit to investigate how children and young people were...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Politics, Schools

Schools bill: The 15 new laws proposed

DfE outlines new powers to intervene in academy trusts and allow councils to force conversion of their schools

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Tutoring

DfE boss: Tutoring league tables ‘not a stick to beat schools with’

Susan Acland-Hood also reveals ongoing discussions about Randstad's contract, which ends this summer

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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