Schools

Starmer pledges ‘education system reform’, but few details yet

Labour leader promises long-term missions would end 'sticking-plaster politics', but union says more cash needed too

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Hike school breakfast funding and expand free school meals, Hunt told

150 heads call for school breakfast cash in the spring budget, while councils warn government rules stop 215,000 eligible...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools white paper

The schools white paper policy tracker: What’s still left?

Survived, delivered, died? Schools Week has attempted to find out updates on each of the 42 main, new policies...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

‘No-ego’ trust group vows to speak for MATs who don’t feel heard

The Queen Street Group has doubled in size as it vows to champion diverse trust voices and help more...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE’s ITT reforms adviser joins Teach First board

Will Bickford Smith previously taught via the education charity, before leading the controversial reforms in government

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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