• Coronavirus: Cumbria school becomes a hospital in two hours

    A Cumbrian school has been converted into a makeshift hospital in just two hours, in what is thought to be the first use of a school for that purpose since the First World War. Installed with the help of the military and local public bodies, extra bed capacity at Furness Academy in Barrow will be

    10.12 Apr. 2nd, 2020 | News

  • Investigation: Meet the head paid £260k to run one school

    A single-school academy trust has upped the pay of its top executive to £260,000, making him one of the best-paid academy bosses in the country. It means that the pay of Colin Hall, listed as “head” of Holland Park School, west London, has doubled in seven years, despite a letter from the government in 2017

    5.00 Jan. 25th, 2019 | News

  • TV series kicked us into action, says head

    A headteacher from the BBC series School says she’s glad nothing was “glossed over” and credited the programme with having “galvanised” the school community. Angela Browne is head of the Castle School in south Gloucestershire, one of three secondaries run by the Castle School Education Trust and filmed for the BBC show over a year

    5.00 Jan. 22nd, 2019 | News

  • Schools need to boost staff and governors' data literacy, research finds

    Schools must focus on boosting the data literacy of newly or recently qualified teachers and governors in order to improve their practice, new research has found. The report on ‘School cultures and practices: supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils’, released today, compared schools in London with those outside of the capital, and found that lower-performing primary

    12.58 Aug. 8th, 2018 | News