Politics

Michelle Donelan: 11 facts about the new education secretary

The ex-universities minister has stepped up to succeed her former boss Nadhim Zahawi

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Donelan appointed education secretary as Zahawi made chancellor

Dramatic reshuffle follows wave of resignations from Tory MPs over Johnson's latest scandal

John Dickens
John Dickens
Exams

Key stage 2 SATS: 59% achieve ‘expected standard’ as maths and writing plunge

Results drop to lowest levels since 2016 after Covid disruption, but silver lining as reading improves

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams, Schools

‘Shambles’: Heads wait hours for SATs results as Capita portal crashes

Leaders waiting since 7.30am say delays 'completely unacceptable', as national statistics website also goes down

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Exams

Scaled scores for 2022 key stage 2 SATs announced

DfE publishes marks pupils need to meet the 'expected' standard

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics, Schools

Zahawi: Teachers won’t want to strike after pupils’ Covid ‘damage’

Education secretary faces questions over proposed below-inflation pay rises

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE forks out £5m for Covid inquiry lawyers

The department has contracted a global legal firm based in Manchester for five years

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Schools

We can’t let slow internet speeds stifle learning

The government plans to give up to 3,000 more primary schools access to gigabit-capable broadband

Freddie Whittaker
Julia Lopez
Politics

‘Not enough supply staff’ to plug teacher strike gaps, warn agencies

Agencies question proposed new laws letting temporary workers fill in for striking staff

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker