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...
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The Conservative manifesto talks about governing from the mainstream, but its education policies hardly match the rhetoric, claims Kiran Gill I recently wrote an assessment of Labour’s manifesto...
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UKIP has pledged to open a grammar school “in every town” after launching its general election 2017 manifesto today. The manifesto stated grammar schools boosted social mobility by...
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The Conservatives have set aside just under 7p per pupil for its manifesto pledge to give all primary school pupils free breakfasts, in what food experts have labelled...
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The Conservative Party has admitted that a key manifesto commitment to provide breakfasts for every primary school pupil in England could cost far more than the £60 million initially...
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Labour’s manifesto shows that it wants to do an awful lot in education. But look for specifics and you’ll struggle, says Kiran Gill If the polls are to...
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The authors of the Conservative education manifesto clearly spent a great deal of time and trouble choosing their words very, very carefully. First, I want to see the...
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The Conservative Party’s manifesto has been launched by the prime minister Theresa May in Halifax, West Yorkshire today. The 84-page document sets out the party’s vision for the...
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Coming last in the publication of your manifesto has its advantages. Other parties have shown their hand. You can tweak your messaging accordingly, exploiting the weaknesses of your...
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The Conservative Party has confirmed plans to lift the ban on new grammar schools in its manifesto, a move which will guarantee the policy will go ahead if...
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This manifesto is essentially about making schools cheaper to run and easier to control. The only saving grace is there’s no target on grammar schools. Let’s run through...
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There is a strange sense of relief in hearing a policy you have criticised for years finally be scrapped. I have long since argued against universal free school...
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The prime minister Theresa May has launched her party’s manifesto in West Yorkshire. Here are the Conservatives’ policies for schools. More good school places 1. Build 100 free...
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New teachers will have their student loan repayments forgiven for the whole time they remain in the profession, the Conservative Party has announced. In its election manifesto, launched...
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The government will only expect 75 per cent of pupils to be entered for the EBacc GCSE subjects by 2022, the Conservative Party’s manifesto has revealed. A consultation on...
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The Conservatives have announced plans to scrap universal infant free school meals in favour of free breakfasts for all primary school pupils, and say they will pump £4...
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The Liberal Democrats have pledged to repeal the rule which requires all new schools to be academies and to give councils “clear responsibility” for local school place planning. Currently,...
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The Liberal Democrats would extend free school meals to all primary school pupils – but say it would only cost half the amount estimated by the Labour Party...
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The Labour Party’s official manifesto for the 2017 general election has officially been launched this morning at Bradford University. You can read all the nerdy details in our...
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The Labour party has dropped official plans to let councils “open schools”, instead stating it will “oppose any attempt to force schools to become academies” if the party...
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The Liberal Democrats have published their education manifesto. Here is a full list of the party’s schools policies. Stop the education cuts – fair funding for all schools...
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Labour has removed draft proposals to re-introduce national pay bargaining for teachers and allow councils to open new schools from its manifesto, the official document released today reveals....
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The Labour Party has officially launched its manifesto for the 2017 general election today. Many of the policies were already well-known following the leak of a draft document last week....
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The Green Party today launched its education manifesto outside a school facing closure on the Isle of Wight in a bid to highlight issue with the academies and free...
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With less than four weeks until the general election, Schools Week exclusively reveals the constituencies that face having the worst-funded schools under the government’s new national funding formula...
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A leaked copy of Labour’s draft manifesto reveals the party’s plans for schools. Schools Week exclusively saw an early copy of the manifesto. The party will sign-off on a...
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Labour is considering the re-introduction of national pay bargaining powers for teachers for the first time in 26 years, Schools Week has learned. The proposal, which also includes the re-introduction of a...
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The Liberal Democrats will spend almost £7 billion protecting school and college funding, the pupil premium and will invest in continuing professional development for teachers if they win...
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Labour has set out plans to pump £4.8 billion in additional revenue funding into schools, and spend £21 billion on building and maintaining institutions over the course of...
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The teacher union activist and Schools Week blog reviewer Emma Hardy (pictured) is among several education professionals selected to run for parliament on June 8. Hardy will be...
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Protecting schools from cuts will not come cheap, says Luke Sibieta, so the political parties must be clear on how they will fund their manifesto promises Schools in...
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School leaders have called on the government to introduce a £200 funding uplift for sixth form students – or face colleges scaling back on vital provision such as...
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Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that councils that provide free meals to all primary pupils are boosting attainment and health has been dealt a hammer blow after local authorities admitted...
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Theresa May has called a snap election on June 8, and education looks set to be a major issue in the campaign. As we wait to hear what...
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Labour wants to reverse the £3 billion cuts to school budgets, Jeremy Corbyn has told headteachers. The Labour leader was asked by a delegate at the National Association...
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What every child requires is a great teacher. Download the Headteachers’ Roundtable Doorstop Manifesto Our challenge was to provide a straightforward, useful document for everyone to use, on the...
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A snap election during the summer term is about as welcome as a major football tournament. Both tend to disrupt pupils, who are usually more attentive to football,...
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Labour will raise corporation tax to fund the re-introduction of the education maintenance allowance, the party has revealed today. The payments, aimed at supporting pupils from lower-income households...
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A pledge by Jeremy Corbyn to give workers an additional four national holidays per year will reduce the school year to 186 days for pupils, and 191 for...
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Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that children are being “crammed in classrooms like sardines” and pledged to keep class sizes down if he wins the general election, in the latest of...
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Ministers will not publish the grammar schools white paper until after the snap general election on June 8, despite Justine Greening having recently pledged to release the publication...
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Theresa May has called a snap election on June 8th this year,  stating it was required to “guarantee certainty and security for years ahead”. She previously said a...
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of “broken promises” over school funding in the first Prime Minister’s Questions since yesterday’s announcement of a snap election in June....
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Schools are being urged to reschedule inset days to coincide with planned elections in order to reduce “unnecessary” school closures. Theresa May’s announcement this morning of a snap...
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There’s going to be a general election on 8th June – but what does this mean for the much-anticipated grammar schools white paper? Editor Laura McInerney gazes into...
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So there’s going to be a general election. But what should it mean for schools? We asked a handful of education leaders and policy specialists: “If you could...
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Kevin Courtney, the general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, says it would be an “absolute and total disgrace” if the government does not respond to its national...
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A Labour government will “restore the role of the local education authority”, the shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged, along with a commitment to “fully-fund” schools. Speaking at...