Academies

White paper: What academy shakeup means for trusts, councils and schools

Trusts should have 10+ schools, councils will run academies and good schools may exit trusts in shakeup of 'messy'...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE: 1 in 5 secondary schools full or over capacity

A population bulge is moving from the primary to secondary phase

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

DfE pledges £150m to get high speed internet to all schools by 2025

Schools in 'priority areas' to get cash to improve broadband connections

James Carr
James Carr
Ofsted

Downgraded school head accuses Ofsted inspectors of lacking SEND experience

Special school leader hits out after 'inadequate' Ofsted rating

James Carr
James Carr
Covid

Covid: Ex-teacher call to arms falls flat as 1 in 3 make it to classroom

Dozens of former teachers who signed up to alleviate Covid staff pressures have pulled out

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Edtech

Bett organiser to exit Russia after pressure from education sector 

Russian events will be led by a local leadership team - but Hyve 'won't profit or invest in' ...

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

Most schools not making best use of technology, DfE study finds

Research finds fewer than one in ten schools are 'digitally mature'

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

PFI firm makes millions as taxpayers pay £870,000 a year for empty school

Wirral council faces eye-watering annual PFI bills despite Kingsway Academy lying empty since 2018

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

DfE to help schools on PFI handover – but guidance ‘too late’

Government guidance admits hundreds of projects risk 'disruption' and paying twice for repairs when PFI deals eventually expire

Tom Belger
Tom Belger