Covid

Covid vaccine recommended for vulnerable 5 to 11-year-olds

JCVI recommendation comes after a paediatric formulation of the Pfizer vaccine was approved for children

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy trusts get £21m in non-repayable bailouts

The Academies Enterprise Trust received £2 million, one of more than 80 trusts bailed out in a single year

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

DBS ‘ready’ for supply teacher drive as DfE pledges to release own staff

Eligible civil servants not working on Covid will be released for supply teaching

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Teacher pay

Zahawi asks STRB for two-year pay plan to help achieve £30k salary pledge

Education secretary tells pay review body he wants a 'significant uplift' to starting salaries

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Masks back in class at Oasis schools as other trusts weigh similar move

Oasis said other academy trusts were also considering going beyond DfE guidance to tackle Omicron

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

DfE worried own catch-up plan ‘insufficient’ to fix learning loss

Official documents reveal DfE predicted earlier this year its recovery efforts could fail

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

DfE lets Harris and Oasis off the hook for £9.4m academy sponsor contributions

The government has written off cash owed as collection efforts have been 'exhausted'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Politics

DfE top boss handed £278k payout to leave after exams fiasco

Jonathan Slater had just eight months left in post, but was pushed out in spate of perm sec departures

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Politics

School at centre of student discrimination protest rated ‘good’

Pimlico Academy has 'stabilised' after pupil and staff walkouts, but lost its 'outstanding' rating

Tom Belger
Tom Belger