• DfE top boss Jonathan Slater to leave

    The Department for Education’s permanent secretary Jonathan Slater is to be replaced, the government has announced. The Financial Times reported earlier today that Slater, the top civil servant at the department will leave the post amid the fallout over exams and rules over masks in schools. Now the DfE and Cabinet Office have confirmed he

    14.50 Aug. 26th, 2020 | News

  • Top civil servant drafted in to DfE to take charge of exams fiasco

    A senior civil servant has been parachuted in to the Department for Education to take charge of the exams fiasco Susan Acland-Hood has been appointed as second permanent secretary at the DfE for six weeks, temporarily leaving her role as chief executive of the HM Courts & Tribunals Service. The government said she will work

    16.44 Aug. 21st, 2020 | News

  • 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