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DfE seeks public ownership of Oak as budget set to halve next term

The Department for Education wants to take Oak National Academy into public ownership, according to the group behind the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Revealed: Oak bosses’ bid for £41m payday

Oak bosses would have been in line for a £41 million payday under their preferred proposal for the future...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Oak Academy scrambles to secure future as privatisation plan pulled

Oak National Academy’s future set-up has still to be finalised just weeks before government funding runs out – after...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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DfE under pressure to address digital divide as partial closures kick in

The government is under growing pressure to say how it will help disadvantaged pupils access online learning during partial...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Almost all pupils were set work during partial closures, but half of year 11s and 13s missed out

Almost all pupils were given some remote learning tasks by their teachers during partial school closures, but year 11...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Coronavirus: DfE admits home-learners may suffer once some pupils return to school

Reopening primary schools to more pupils means the quality of home education offered to those who aren’t allowed back...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Safeguarding fears over DfE’s list of online resources

The Department for Education has today released a list of free online resources to aid pupils’ learning as they...

James Carr
James Carr
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Coronavirus: Teachers warned against live-streaming lessons

Teachers have been warned against using live-stream technology to run classes from home, but one school running lessons virtually...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Coronavirus: AET to spend £2m on laptops as others call for tech donations

One of England’s largest academy trusts has said it will spend £2 million on laptops to help poorer pupils...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker