Politics

Schools should be more patriotic, and 8 more things we learned from Zahawi

Minister tells MPs white paper will narrow the attainment gap and he's 'open-minded' about where council MATs can open

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Samantha Booth
Academies

Zahawi admits reform failures. But can he win over academy sceptics?

The education secretary speaks to Schools Week about his plans for schools, and why he doesn't want to 'play...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Covid

Zahawi on school nativities: the show must go on

The education secretary said 'carry on' with Christmas events after two years of disruption

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Johnson defends ‘heroic’ Williamson as reshuffle rumours swirl

Boris Johnson has defended Gavin Williamson for doing a “heroic job” in “difficult circumstances”, amid rumours he could be...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE to unveil vision for schools, and 4 other things we learned from Gavin Williamson at the Festival of Education

Gavin Williamson has pledged to set out a “broader vision” for the school system later this year. The education...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

‘Compelling logic’ in call to scrap GCSEs, says Green

Calls to scrap GCSEs deserve “serious consideration”, the shadow education secretary has said, as she pledged a review of...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Meet the team: Your guide to the new DfE ministerial line-up

The Department for Education’s new ministerial team is now complete. Boris Johnson has finished his reshuffle after becoming Conservative...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker