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DfE to unveil vision for schools, and 4 other things we learned from Gavin Williamson at the Festival of Education

Gavin Williamson has pledged to set out a “broader vision” for the school system later this year. The education...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Campaigners fear another ‘hostile environment’ over EU pupils’ status

Schools will face “inappropriate” pressure to snoop on EU pupils’ immigration status from next month, say heads and campaigners...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

School drops sports course questioned by Ofsted

A Liverpool school has dropped a controversial sports science qualification that Ofsted said might not be in the pupils’...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Bring back face coverings in secondary schools and vaccinate pupils on site, say unions

Face coverings should be reintroduced in secondary school classrooms and for students in communal areas, unions representing teachers and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Tutoring

Randstad’s tutoring contract worth £37m less than total offered by DfE

Dutch outsourcing giant Randstad will take over the National Tutoring Programme for tens of millions of pounds less than...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Revealed: The school Covid expenses the DfE rejected

Covid could leave a lasting “black hole” in school budgets, experts have warned as new figures lay bare the...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

Outbreak fears cause cautious schools to continue with mask rules

Mask rules for pupils will remain in place at some schools across England next week amid fears about localised...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Covid outbreaks in schools double in a week

The number of Covid outbreaks in schools and other education settings doubled last week, new government data shows. Public...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Admissions shake-up in September to end struggle for in-year school places

The Department for Education has confirmed a shake-up of in-year admissions to stop schools turning away “challenging” pupils will...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger