Politics

Improve outreach work if you want to charge higher fees, universities told

John Blake appointed to help regulator push institutions to improve access and partnership plans

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Candidates revealed for RSC advisory board elections

Voting is open for regional schools commissioner advisory boards, previously called headteacher boards

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

‘It’s the right time’: Amanda Spielman defends inspecting Covid-hit schools

The chief inspector came under fire from school leaders at an event who called routine Ofsted inspections mid-Covid "profoundly...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Ofsted boost for school in ‘David and Goliath’ court battle against academisation

A 'good' rating takes Yew Tree Primary School a step closer to resisting academisation after it took the DfE...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Politics

Profile: Robin Walker

Minister for school standards

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Draft law seeks Parliamentary veto on future school closures

Education committee chair to introduce bill in Parliament which could class schools as 'essential infrastructure'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Government vetoes more academy deals with linked firms

108 academy trust 'related party transactions' were blocked in 2020-21, more than twice the previous year's figures

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

ESFA probes trust forced to up top-slice after overspend

Documents suggest the Oval trust 'set a deficit budget, miscalculated income...and overspent', while a new board came in after...

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