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SchoolsCompany: Former bosses of scandal-hit academy trust sued over missing millions

A scandal-hit academy trust is suing former trustees to recover up to £2.8 million of “lost public funds”. Experts...

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Spending review: School budget fears as departments asked to find ‘at least’ 5% savings

The Department for Education has been asked to find savings of “at least” 5 per cent as part of...

Freddie Whittaker
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DfE raids own coffers for a tenth of £3.1bn catch-up cash

More than a tenth of the government’s £3.1 billion education catch-up funding is coming from existing Department for Education...

Freddie Whittaker
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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,...

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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
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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
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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
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Reduce teachers’ timetabled hours in most disadvantaged schools, says Teach First

The government should fund a £30 million-a-year pilot to reduce teachers’ timetabled hours in some of the most disadvantaged...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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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