Schools

DfE wants schools to find £1bn savings to cover rising bills

The DfE also vowed to help schools cut energy and water use, fund more finance training and improve flood...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE to help schools on PFI handover – but guidance ‘too late’

Government guidance admits hundreds of projects risk 'disruption' and paying twice for repairs when PFI deals eventually expire

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Schools left to decide on turning away pupils with Covid symptoms

Unions say schools are in an 'impossible position' as Covid requirements ease, with fears of conflict with parents

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

‘Inadequate’ DfE Covid guidance contributing to ‘crisis in school leadership’

Guidance for schools during the Covid-19 pandemic has been “inadequate”, contributing to a “crisis in school leadership”, researchers have...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Revised safety and sexual harassment guidance: 8 things you need to know

The government has issued beefed-up guidance on tackling sexual misconduct in schools, warning downplaying it as “banter” can normalise...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE: Schools may need to change curriculum ‘substantially’ to help kids catch-up

Schools may need to modify their curriculum “substantially” as part of their efforts to help children catch-up following lockdown...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Ventilation moved up the priority list, and 5 more updates to DfE Covid-19 guidance

An important Covid-19 guidance document for schools has been updated today to place more importance on ventilation and strengthen...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

DfE to clarify ‘intent’ of controversial new RSE guidance

The government is set to issue a statement clarifying the “intent” of additional relationships and sex education guidance published...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Coronavirus: Heads struggle to keep up with DfE guidance updates

School leaders have had to read almost 100 updates to government guidance during the coronavirus crisis – a quarter...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker