SEND

Nine more councils told to reform SEND services in return for £300m

But cash comes with strict conditions such as keeping more children in mainstream schools

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Covid savings fuel record turnaround in maintained school finances

Lower energy and exam costs saved schools millions during lockdowns

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Ofsted boost for school in ‘David and Goliath’ court battle against academisation

A 'good' rating takes Yew Tree Primary School a step closer to resisting academisation after it took the DfE...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

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
News

1 in 8 LA-maintained schools now in deficit as primaries’ financial health worsens

One in eight local authority-maintained schools were in deficit in the last financial year, up from less than one...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Councils urged to claw back cash as ‘excess’ school surpluses top £500m

Councils are being urged to claw back cash from schools holding “excess” surpluses – as new figures show the...

John Dickens
John Dickens