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How the big academy trusts managed to ride out Covid finance hit

Some of the biggest multi-academy trusts have managed to ride out Covid’s toll on their finances – using savings,...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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School funding: ‘Serious questions’ for government over £100m bailouts

Ministers have “serious questions to answer” over school funding bailouts for five councils, Labour has said, with calls for...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Schools in minister’s own constituency £130k worse-off under pupil premium change

Schools in Nick Gibb’s own constituency face being £130,000 worse off under his department’s controversial change to how it...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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DfE to spend £7m on hundreds more school cost-cutting consultants

The Department for Education will spend £7 million expanding its army of cost-cutting consultants by up to 600 –...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Councils in deficit told to find SEND savings in exchange for £100m bailouts

Five councils have been told to cut special needs and disabilities (SEND) spending and reform services in exchange for...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Budget 2021 a ‘missed opportunity’ with no extra funding for schools

This year’s budget has been described as a “missed opportunity” for education after it failed to provide additional cash...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Another university technical college faces uncertain future despite emergency government funding

The future of another university technical college hangs in the balance, despite it receiving emergency funding. East London UTC...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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National Tutoring Programme: Schools could pay 90% of session costs within three years as DfE ‘tapers’ subsidies

Government plans to “taper” subsidies for tuition delivered by its flagship National Tutoring Programme could leave schools having to...

James Carr
James Carr
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School funding chiefs at education committee: 9 things we learned

Government school funding bosses were quizzed by MPs this morning about catch-up funding, the pupil premium and school spending....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker