Politics

Truss V Sunak for PM: What they have promised on schools

From new grammar schools to workplace skills curriculum reform, all the education policies the PM hopefuls have pledged

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

School-led tutoring ‘undermined’ NTP as much as Randstad ‘failures’, report claims

Charity which founded tutor scheme says ministers should ditch 6m courses target in favour of higher quality provision

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
Schools

DfE ditches 7-year plan to legislate on summer-born admissions

Ministers have been promising a law change on the issue since 2015, but say they will no longer pursue...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Tutoring

Schools can only use DfE-approved tutoring firms from September

Leaders wanting to spend school-led tutoring cash on external agencies must draw from government list

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
SATs

Key stage 1 SATs will be scrapped from 2023-24, STA confirms

But a 'full programme' of tests will go ahead next academic year because new year 2s did not sit...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Supreme Court holiday pay ruling could ‘open the floodgates’ for claims

Music teacher's victory will have big ramifications for schools using permanent term-time-only contracts

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

DfE announces 5% pay rise for most teachers in 2022-23

Starting salaries will increase by 8.9 per cent next year, but experienced teachers get below-inflation rise

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics, Schools

Campaigners warn against ‘dangerous’ register of children not in school

Move to amend schools bill to collect data on pupils' protected characteristics also questioned

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Health and safety watchdog to inspect schools’ asbestos management

DfE data suggests more than eight in 10 schools have the harmful material on their sites

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker