News

National insurance rise: Government to ‘compensate’ public sector employers

The government plans to “compensate” schools and other public sector employers for national insurance contribution increases under new health...

Freddie Whittaker
News

Revealed: How ‘vital’ rural schools are fighting to survive

Rural schools are fighting for their lives as new figures show they made up 40 per cent of school...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
News

Government gets tough on schools shortening weeks

The Department for Education (DfE) has been accused of having a “lack of understanding” of the financial pressures schools...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Ministers still relying on ‘misleading’ record funding claims

Senior government ministers, including the prime minister, keep peddling the “misleading” line that “more money than ever before” is...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Heads ‘not scared’ of industrial action over funding, says union leader

Headteachers are “not scared” of taking industrial action over school funding, says the head of the country’s largest school...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Limit pupils’ lunch portions to save money, say Agnew’s cost-cutting advisers

Lord Agnew’s cost-cutting consultants told a school to replace experienced teachers with support staff on term-time contracts, while another...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

More schools could be forced to cut teaching hours, union warns

More headteachers will be forced to cut the length of the school day if the government doesn’t address the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Teacher supply and school funding on the agenda for new Social Mobility Commission team

The rejuvenated Social Mobility Commission will investigate school funding issues and the teacher recruitment and retention crisis, its new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Councils urged to claw back cash as ‘excess’ school surpluses top £500m

Councils are being urged to claw back cash from schools holding “excess” surpluses – as new figures show the...

John Dickens
John Dickens