• 66 schools split £22m to boost nursery places

    The government has announced 66 schools will get extra funding to boost their nursery places – but ministers have failed to allocate all the promised cash. Under its school nurseries capital fund, the Department for Education pledged £30 million to create “high-quality school-based” nursery places to boost social mobility. The commitment was included in the

    0.01 Jul. 2nd, 2019 | News, Politics

  • It's a Dwan deal: Trust founder's brother gets rent-free premises for nursery

    A failed academy trust gave the brother of its founder rent-free premises for ten years to run a private nursery on the site of one its schools. The Adventure Learning Academy Trust (ALAT), the sister-trust of the crisis-hit Bright Tribe Trust, signed a deal to let a nursery company owned by Andrew Dwan, brother of

    5.00 Nov. 30th, 2018 | News

  • Heads back call for more male early-years teachers

    Members of school leaders’ union NAHT will debate the need for more male early-years teachers on Friday. The government must tackle the perception that early years education “lacks status and importance” and attracts lower pay to attract more men, according to James Bowen, who represents middle leaders at the union. Currently, just three per cent

    0.01 May. 2nd, 2018 | News