Covid

All schools and trusts offered improvement help to tackle Covid woes

The trust and school improvement offer, including support from NLEs, is no longer limited to RI schools

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funding

Raid on school budgets next year as £41m council grants axed

Councils warn school improvement services and maintained schools face a financial hit, with grant cuts expected to incentivise more...

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Tom Belger
Covid

Covid savings fuel record turnaround in maintained school finances

Lower energy and exam costs saved schools millions during lockdowns

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school funding

Education funding squeeze ‘puts brakes on levelling up’, and 3 more IFS findings

A think tank report contrasts heavy education cuts contrast with surging healthcare spending

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school funding

Investigate trusts amassing ‘substantial reserves’, watchdog tells DfE

A report found mainstream school finances had “held up well" in recent years, despite austerity cuts and other funding...

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Tom Belger
Covid

DfE to provide 1,000 air cleaning units for AP and special schools

Unions said all schools should receive air cleaning units based on need, rather than only ones that could afford...

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Academies

Schools told to hike contributions to boost repairs grant bids

Schools must double their contributions to score top marks in CIF bids

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school funding

Richer trusts get richer by investing spare cash

A handful of trusts are making six-figure sums through stocks, wealth managers and other investment strategies, while most get...

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Tom Belger
Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

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Tom Belger