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Revealed: Oak bosses’ bid for £41m payday

Oak bosses would have been in line for a £41 million payday under their preferred proposal for the future...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Covid: Schools close sites after surge in Indian variant

Schools are being forced to close on-site provision and switch to online learning due to surging Covid rates linked...

James Carr
James Carr
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Oak Academy scrambles to secure future as privatisation plan pulled

Oak National Academy’s future set-up has still to be finalised just weeks before government funding runs out – after...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Remote education: Schools cut screen time to boost mental and physical health

Schools have introduced “comfort breaks” and reduced screen time to boost the mental and physical health of staff and...

James Carr
James Carr
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Williamson won’t commit to delivering laptops before schools reopen

Schools will be able to order the remaining 300,000 promised laptops from next week – but the education secretary...

James Carr
James Carr
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Joining live lessons won’t be ‘the norm’, says Ofsted

Ofsted has reassured schools that inspectors will not be joining pupils’ live lessons as “the norm” during its remote...

James Carr
James Carr
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Why the government’s £400m laptops roll-out is crashing

An “amazing achievement”. That’s how Nick Gibb, the long-time schools minister, describes the progress of his department’s £400 million...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Invicta Academy drops top Tories’ ‘sponsor’ tag after backlash over founder’s comments

An online learning platform has stopped describing top Conservative MPs – including Gavin Williamson – as “sponsors” after a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Remote education: Laptops roll-out vital, but pupils need pens and paper too

Schools are turning minibuses into mobile stationery vans to deliver basic equipment such as pens and paper to poorer...

James Carr
James Carr