Schools

Maths teacher made OBE hits out at ‘pointless’ 10-year fraud battle

Dr Richard Evans received the award for services to charitable fundraising during Covid

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Academies

Diocese academy conversions get go-ahead without governor approval

Union claims academy orders came as a shock to some governors and heads

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
school funding

Silver linings: Big academy trusts see reserves boosted by Covid windfalls

Analysis shows some trusts have seen their financial situation improve, despite extra costs and calls for more cash

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
T-levels

Universities shun T-levels as UCAS deadline approaches

Russell Group members among those that won't accept new technical qualifications

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Covid

State schools in deprived areas hit hardest by staff absence

Schools report using non-teaching staff to cover lessons and almost one in 10 combine classes as Omicron disruption continues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Plan to remove teachers’ hours cap ditched from white paper

New DfE team shelves policies drawn up by former education secretary Gavin Williamson

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Minister rejects return of key stage 3 SATs, but mulls ‘internal’ tests to boost literacy

Robin Walker ‘not sure’ that more exams are the answer to progress issues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE to pay 100% of breakfast clubs costs until August in partial U-turn

Government delays plan to make schools pay 25% of breakfast costs and expands eligibility 'in light of Covid'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE says over 550 ex-teachers answered Covid call to arms

But no figures on how many have actually rejoined classrooms missing tens of thousands of teachers

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker