Academies

MPs want more transparency over academy trust bailouts

Influential committee chair warns of 'unacceptable' lack of accountability'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Covid

Free school meals permanently extended to pupils with ‘no recourse to public funds’

Children of families subject to immigration control were temporarily given access to free meals in April 2020

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

270 million in-person school days missed due to Covid last year

Absences rose more than five-fold in first full year of the pandemic

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Spring statement: Chancellor will review apprenticeship levy

But announcement contains no extra help for schools with rising energy bills

Freddie Whittaker
Shane Chowen and Freddie Whittaker
SATs

DfE won’t say when KS1 SATs will be scrapped

Doubts cast on plans to make tests non-statutory from next year after government pencils-in dates for 2024

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid pupil absences triple in two weeks and almost 1 in 10 teachers off

DfE data shows Covid disruption to schools is on the rise again

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Fears over Covid testing cut-off as pupil absences start to rise

Attendance tracker records 'first significant increase' since late January

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Covid: Ex-teacher call to arms falls flat as 1 in 3 make it to classroom

Dozens of former teachers who signed up to alleviate Covid staff pressures have pulled out

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Many DfE cost-cutters couldn’t find schools savings, survey reveals

School resource management advisers have been visiting schools since 2018

Tom Belger
Tom Belger