Politics

Citizenship reforms, digital skills and careers advice: Starmer sets out his plan for schools

Labour announces raft of measures to be paid-for with money raised from lifting private schools' VAT exemption

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Leading academy CEOs demand £5.8bn catch-up cash for poorer pupils

A group of leading academy trust bosses have set out proposals for a £5.8 billion Covid recovery plan, as...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

School funding will remain below 2009 levels despite government’s spending boost

School spending will still be lower per pupil by 2023 than more than a decade ago under the last...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Exams

2022 exams: Labour wants ‘standardised’ teacher grades as plan B

Labour has called for a “standardised” version of teacher-assessed grades as a plan B in case Covid forces another...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Two-thirds of heads warn schools face cuts despite ‘record’ funding

Two-thirds of primary school leaders say sharp cutbacks could be needed to balance their books in two years’ time,...

Tom Belger
News

Private schools extend Olympic medal lead but Eton stumbles

Twenty prime ministers may have once graced Eton’s playing fields, but – for the first time in nearly three...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Boris Johnson told officials not to make school lockdown contingency plans, new report claims

Prime minister Boris Johnson told officials not to make contingency plans for schools last year in the event of...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

£4m Latin excellence programme: What you need to know

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has vowed to tackle Latin’s “reputation as an elitist subject” with a new scheme to...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Study finds pupil premium cuts £43m worse than DfE admits

Schools will miss out on £43 million more in pupil premium funding for the poorest children than admitted by...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger