Schools

Governance ‘diminished’ in new inspections, Ofsted told

National Governance Association writes to Amanda Spielman to call for 'more informative' reports

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Politics

Zahawi changes tack on ‘kryptonite’ schools bill reforms

Government prepares shake-up of school reforms amid mounting pressure from Conservative rebels

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Tom Belger
Politics

Johnson critic Nick Timothy departs DfE board

Ex-Downing Street aide ends his term as a non-executive director nine months earlier

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Politics

Schools bill rowback? Barran to ‘clarify position’ after Lords criticism

Minister's intervention suggests the government may be preparing to climb down on some of the more controversial measures

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Academy trusts eye expansions – but say it’s their biggest challenge

New national academy trust survey reveals how the sector is gearing up for the government's white paper ambitions

John Dickens
John Dickens
Schools

Schools should ‘obsess’ about attendance, says children’s commissioner

Report from Dame Rachel de Souza calls for better support for school counselling and improved intervention after exclusions

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
School funding

Infant free school meals funding rate to rise by just 7p

Nadhim Zahawi says increase is 'because we know more can be done in the face of rising costs"'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Paul Smith to leave Future Academies for White Horse job

Academy leader was first RSC to quit for a job in the sector, joining a minister's trust

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Government food strategy shelves most schools recommendations

Ministers ignore calls to raise free school meals earnings threshold and bring in new accreditation requirements for schools

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker