Politics

Keir Starmer to pledge end to private schools VAT exemption – reports

Pledge echoes one made in 2019 manifesto under former leader Jeremy Corbyn

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Citizenship reforms, digital skills and careers advice: Starmer sets out his plan for schools

Labour announces raft of measures to be paid-for with money raised from lifting private schools' VAT exemption

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

School Covid outbreaks near six-month high as Indian variant spreads

Covid outbreaks in schools have reached their highest level since December as the Indian variant continues to spread, official...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Senior mental health lead training: 5 things you need to know

Up to two-thirds of schools will have to wait until at least next spring to hear if they will...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Pupils missed 33 million days of in-person education due to Covid last autumn

Pupils missed 33 million days of in-person education because of Covid during the autumn term last year, as schools...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE report: Schools in big MATs shun moves to share responsibility for excluded pupils

Schools in large multi-academy trusts have “refused to engage” in efforts to make them more responsible for excluded pupils...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE raids existing budgets for a third of £4.3bn Covid spending

Almost a third of the Department for Education’s extra Covid spending will be taken from existing budgets or underspends...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Admissions shake-up in September to end struggle for in-year school places

The Department for Education has confirmed a shake-up of in-year admissions to stop schools turning away “challenging” pupils will...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE to offer new headteachers ‘targeted support’ during first two years in post

The Department for Education has announced a “targeted support package” for new headteachers, offering additional training in the first...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger