• Teaching apprenticeships: the new school direct?

    Ministers are drawing up plans for an apprenticeship route into teaching that could replace current on-the-job training schemes, Schools Week has learned. Jonathan Slater (pictured), the Department for Education’s permanent secretary, told MPs on Monday that his department is creating a teaching apprenticeship to begin next year. Officials are considering how they can “tweak” existing

    5.00 Jan. 27th, 2017 | News

  • A third of academy trusts paid businesses linked to their staff, and 7 other school finance findings

    The education select committee has quizzed senior civil servants as part of their latest hearing into academy finances. Schools Week has rounded up the key findings.   1. More than one in three academy trusts have declared related-party transactions Education Funding Agency boss Peter Lauener said that last year 1,055 of the 2,905 academy trusts

    14.28 Oct. 25th, 2016 | News