Politics

DfE top boss handed £278k payout to leave after exams fiasco

Jonathan Slater had just eight months left in post, but was pushed out in spate of perm sec departures

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Spending review 2021

Spending review: What schools can expect as pay freeze lifted

School leaders welcome end of pay freeze and new SEND funding, but fear no extra cash for wage rises...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Education Reform

Speed read: ASCL’s blueprint to tackle education’s ‘entrenched injustice’

The school leaders’ union wants wide-ranging reforms, warning studies suggest rich-poor attainment gap ‘may never close’.

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Academy CEO pay ‘name and shame’ policy under review

Freedom of information request reveals ESFA is looking at its approach on pay

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Bailed-out academy boss set for £150k payout, despite £1.1m budget hole

A single academy trust facing closure has set aside a £150,000 payout for its chief executive, despite reporting a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Six things we learned about Ofqual from its annual report

Ofqual received more than 7,000 phone calls last August over the exams fiasco, new figures show. The exams regulator...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

New chair appointed to teachers’ pay body as controversial pay freeze looms

A new chair will take over the School Teachers’ Review Body from September, amid controversy over the upcoming public...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Teacher departures down 17% during pandemic, plus 4 more school workforce findings

Teaching’s increasingly young and diverse workforce continued to grow last year as staff departures slumped during Covid, new figures...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Academy trusts with multiple staff on £100k+ told to justify pay

The government has written to all multi-academy trusts that are paying a salary of £100,000 to £150,000 to multiple...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson