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MPs tell government to ‘shake up status quo’ on home education

MPs have slammed an “astonishing” lack of data on the number of children educated at home, and called for...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Illegal schools: Government accused of ‘unacceptable’ delays to crackdown

The government has been accused of “unacceptable” delays to its crackdown on illegal schools, as new figures show tip-offs...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Urgent action demanded on home education after deaths of ‘invisible’ children

The government must pay “urgent attention” to safeguarding for pupils educated at home, an expert has warned, amid a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Break the rules and you’re out, minister tells academy bosses

The academies minister has declared there is “simply no place” in education for discredited academy bosses – and vowed...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Alleged illegal school boss claims he was following DfE guidance

The director of a west London learning centre accused of running an illegal school has claimed he was following...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Ofsted prepares to prosecute four illegal schools which refuse to close

Four illegal schools are refusing to comply with government enforcement notices to cease their operation immediately, forcing Ofsted to...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE funds £1m for Ofsted illegal schools taskforce

The government has committed a further £1 million to fund Ofsted’s team that investigates illegal schools, despite the watchdog...

John Dickens
John Dickens