• School funding changes: made simple

    The way in which the Dedicated Schools Grant, one of the main components of school funding, is calculated is changing. The Department for Education says that, for the first time in a decade, funding will be based on pupil characteristics rather than historic levels of spending. With additional guidance recently brought out on this, Schools

    7.30 Nov. 22nd, 2014 | Opinion

  • School Funding Changes: Made Simple

    The way in which the Dedicated Schools Grant, one of the main components of school funding, is calculated is changing. The Department for Education says that, for the first time in a decade, funding will be based on pupil characteristics rather than historic levels of spending. With additional guidance recently brought out on this, Schools

    7.30 Nov. 15th, 2014 | Opinion

  • Schools Week editorials

    Edition eight editorial New DfE building to include gym and art collection When Nicky Morgan said spare money should be spent in schools, she was right. Given we have reported on schools with malfunctioning generators and temporary premises there are plenty of places that need it. Though the government may save money with the move, it

    7.00 Nov. 14th, 2014 | Opinion

  • School Funding Changes: Made Simple

    The way in which the Dedicated Schools Grant, one of the main components of school funding, is calculated is changing. The Department for Education says that, for the first time in a decade, funding will be based on pupil characteristics rather than historic levels of spending. With additional guidance recently brought out on this recently,

    7.30 Nov. 8th, 2014 | Opinion

  • Let’s give young carers the pupil premium

    The UK’s 160,000 young carers do not do as well as their peers at school. Giving them the pupil premium is one way to lower their barriers to learning At the most recent party conference events, politicians were asked about the addition of young carers to the pupil premium. Minister for schools David Laws said

    7.30 Oct. 25th, 2014 | Opinion

  • New ways of finding free school properties are needed urgently

    As new free schools are due to open this month, some have opened in temporary accommodation and others have had to delay due to lack of suitable site. Natalie Evans suggests a better way forward. In many ways, the building should be the least important part of setting up a new school. Yet all too

    12.00 Sep. 22nd, 2014 | Opinion

  • Get behind research funding

    Tom Sherrington, headteacher at Highbury Grove School, north London, on how research can be absorbed into classroom practice in a meaningful way The aim of my talk was to look at four different kinds of research and get people to consider the extent to which teachers accepted their findings and how they might allow it

    12.05 Sep. 17th, 2014 | Opinion