News

RSC’s push to get communities on board not matched by academy guidance

The Department for Education has quietly removed the need for schools to be “answerable” to communities and parents from...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

New academy rules put trust autonomy at risk, say sector leaders

Sector leaders are warning the new academy trust handbook could undermine board autonomy , and demanding the government confirm...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Top-rated schools and grammars pocket the most in parental donations

‘Outstanding’-rated schools raise almost twice as much money through parental donations as those rated ‘inadequate’, while grammar schools pick...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
News

Send annual reports to better engage with parents, Carter tells academy trusts

The former national schools commissioner has urged academy trusts to send out “annual reports” to parents, admitting their engagement...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Uniform supplier School Trends leaves pupils in the lurch before new school term

Deliveries from a school uniform supplier that serves over 5,000 schools and academies across the UK have been delayed...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Schools need more protection against vexatious complaints

There may not be many of them, but one or two unreasonable parents can make running a school very...

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RUSSELL HOLLAND
News

Ofsted attempts parental charm offensive

Ofsted wants to make its inspection reports more accessible to parents because they are its “most important education stakeholders”,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Features

Emma Sheppard, founder, MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher project

Emma Sheppard is on a mission to make it easier for parents to stay in teaching – and to...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Schools that engage with parents boost pupil progress, report reveals

Training school staff to help the parents of disadvantaged children to get more involved in their education helps learning...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson