Schools

DfE trialling ‘real-time’ attendance tracker to cut absences

'Less burdensome' automated data collection hailed as 'first step to more efficient approach'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Covid

Record high of 1 in 25 pupils off with Covid as confirmed cases double

A quarter of schools have more than 15 per cent of teachers off - nearly double the rate in...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

How schools can reverse Gypsy and Roma under-achievement

MPs are investigating why Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children have the worst exclusion and attainment rates

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Discrimination’: Small trusts denied two-thirds of repairs cash

One school has seen six bids to replace a dilapidated classroom rejected, sparking claims rural schools are at a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

RSC advisory board election results delayed

DfE says outcome of election for advisers on academy oversight will no longer be announced this month

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Give staff concessions in London driving charge plan, say heads

Proposals will 'inevitably' affect school staff, but measures are needed to tackle pollution, leaders warn

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy avoids rebrokering threat until third ‘inadequate’ rating

The leeway given to Nuneaton Academy raised eyebrows, with other academies and maintained schools facing swifter intervention

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

Falcon academy trust set to spread its wings

Trust set up to take on challenging schools is going national

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

‘Demoralising’: Top primaries lose their status under ‘harsher’ Ofsted inspections

Downgraded ‘outstanding’ primary schools tell Schools Week new inspections are not a level playing field

James Carr
James Carr