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Pupils face £2 ‘fines’ to get their phones back

A school has been accused of holding pupils’ mobile phones to “ransom” after charging parents £2 to return confiscated...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Revealed: The schools saving thousands slashing executive salaries

Some smaller trusts are slashing inflated leadership salaries – with one saving a six-figure sum in the process. Four...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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DfE rejects 7,000 requests by schools to wipe pupils’ GCSE scores

The government has refused nearly 7,000 requests from schools for their pupils’ GCSE scores to be wiped from league...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Top-rated schools and grammars pocket the most in parental donations

‘Outstanding’-rated schools raise almost twice as much money through parental donations as those rated ‘inadequate’, while grammar schools pick...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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Baker clause update: DfE gears up to start ‘direct intervention’ in schools

Schools could face “direct intervention” from the Department for Education from September if they have failed to allow further...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Why every school needs to learn how to handle ‘conduct disorder’

Schools have ineffective behaviour management strategies because they want a “quick fix” to a common disorder but don’t understand...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Schools need official guidance on pupils’ social media safety

An international anti-bullying charity has demanded better guidance for schools on keeping children safe on social media. Sue Jones,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson