Tag: GE2017

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With no mention in the Queen’s speech, and its chief architect Nick Timothy no longer in post, the Government’s plan to remove the faith school admissions cap might,...
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A new generation of teachers-turned-MPs have vowed to fight school funding cuts after an election which saw education issues rise up the agenda. At least half a dozen...
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The government has been affected by pre-election rules preventing civil servants from talking to the press for more than 25 weeks in just over two years, Schools Week...
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The former chair of the education select committee Neil Carmichael has lost his seat in parliament in one of many shock upsets for the Conservative Party. Carmichael’s defeat...
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It’s been one of the most eventful and uncertain election campaigns in recent history, and now it’s almost over. The polls will close at 10pm tonight, and this will...
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The Conservative pledge to ban councils from creating new places in schools graded below ‘good’ by Ofsted is not feasible unless academies can be forced to expand, experts...
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If elected, the Conservatives could change school admissions to allow recruitment of pupils from further afield, using what is known as a “doughnut” catchment arrangement, Schools Week has...
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Schools could get additional funding to train their teaching assistants up to degree level using a new apprenticeship route announced in the Conservative manifesto. The party has pledged...
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Schools that host campaign visits from politicians risk breaking the law or charity rules if they don’t act with political balance. Candidates from all the major parties have...
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A commitment by the Conservative party to build 100 new free schools a year if it wins the general election only guarantees that a further 17 will open...
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The education manifesto pledges of political parties have come under the microscope by two thinks tanks today. The Education Policy Institute has published a study analysing each party’s...