Covid

Covid vaccinations in schools lag behind demand

Experts are now calling for walk-in centres to boost the inoculation of 12 to 15-year olds

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

Directed time cap safeguarded as schools extend hours

Schools Week finds leaders are already running extended school days within the 1,265 hour rule

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Politics

Experts challenge ministers over £3k ‘levelling up premium’

Details are scarce on policy rehashed from retention scheme scrapped in 2020

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Schools swap salmon for sandwiches as food supply problems bite

Nearly 500 primary schools in Lancashire are offering a cut-back menu for two weeks

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
school funding

State V private school funding gap widens

IfS analysis finds average private school fees are now 92 per cent higher than state funding

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School Leadership

NAHT wants more support to ease heads’ workload

Leaders' union will debate conference motion to investigate how to better support workloads

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Politics

Zahawi to ‘tackle innumeracy and illiteracy’ with white paper next year

The education secretary addressed the Conservative Party conference

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Zahawi appoints former head Mark Lehain as policy adviser

Former director of the New Schools Network and Parents and Teachers for Excellence joins DfE team

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Conservative Party Conference, Politics

Scrapping teachers’ directed time would be ‘met with fury’, says union boss

NEU boss says abolishing cap on teachers' hours would be a 'big mistake'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker