Covid

Covid: Attendance reaches 9-month high, but schools ‘not out of the woods’

More than one in ten schools still report high staff absences

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

50 schools sought for £980k girls sport scheme

DfE says 'Your Time' programme will offer opportunities for girls to access competitive sport

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

Save some cash for later to fund teacher pay bill, DfE says

Schools told to plan budgets over multiple years to make best use of 'frontloaded' funding settlement

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Catholic trust pilot in disarray after academy U-turn and pay gaffe

The DfE faces calls to apologise after a legal challenge halted its academisation push with Hallam diocese, whose schools...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools white paper

The schools resisting ministers’ all-academy land ambitions

Schools Week looks at the areas that have thwarted ministers’ decade-long academisation drive

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Teachers observed on ‘curriculum intent’ as Ofsted focus seeps into classroom

One in five teachers report receiving feedback on curriculum intent following a lesson observation

James Carr
James Carr
Schools white paper

Government to set 2030 target for all schools to become academies

But white paper is likely to kick decision on forced academisation down the road

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

DfE scales back school Covid attendance data collection

Schools will only have to fill out educational settings status form weekly from Monday

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

DfE cancels 19 academy orders after legal challenge

Ministers U-turn after signing off academy orders for Catholic Hallam diocese schools without governor approval

Tom Belger
Tom Belger