funding

Raid on school budgets next year as £41m council grants axed

Councils warn school improvement services and maintained schools face a financial hit, with grant cuts expected to incentivise more...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

New alliance to stop schools being swept under MAT

Experts said the new West Kent Single Academy Trust Alliance showed there were 'other models' to the government's preferred...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Council ditches ‘forced’ academisation plan as Zahawi softens stance

Tory-led Swindon had proposed to convert all schools to academies by 2025 before a U-turn

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Treasury marks DfE’s 11,500-word homework laying out its vision

The Department for Education has published an 11,590-word “outcome delivery plan,” detailing the wide-ranging goals and performance metrics it...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

London secondaries offer fewest initial teacher training placements

London secondary schools are the least likely in the country to offer at least one initial teacher training placement,...

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

DfE U-turns on masks for pupils travelling to school

The DfE has made a rapid U-turn over plans to relax face covering guidance for pupils on public transport...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE officials plan schools white paper to deliver Williamson’s ‘vision’ for schools

Gavin Williamson has pledged to set out a “broader vision” for the school system later this year, with officials...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

Long-Bailey: Lack of ‘overarching message’ on education contributed to Labour’s defeat

The lack of an “overarching message” from Labour on its flagship national education service was one of the reasons...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker