Schools

Brexit leaves thousands fewer overseas teachers despite hiring plan

Reforms to get more overseas teachers working in English schools would fill only a sixth of the shortfall in...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Ofsted annual report 2021-22: 11 things we learned

Watchdog issues warnings over uninspected schools, part-time timetables and its lack of powers over 'chaotic' and 'unsafe' illegal schools

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Teacher training

Teacher training: DfE to scrap school direct fee-funded route

Ministers are also considering rolling the school direct salaried route into their postgrad teaching apprenticeship

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

DfE teacher jobs board to copy vacancies from trust websites

Free government service working with academy trusts to allow vacancies to be uploaded in bulk

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

Spielman wants ‘age-appropriate limits’ on RSE lesson content

Ofsted's chief inspector also reveals scale of 'lost inspections' and 'uncomfortably high' ITT grades at education committee hearing

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker and Amy Walker
Schools

DfE to expand teacher jobs board to cover all school staff

Move follows feedback that schools want to advertise for business leaders and catering staff, says department

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Teacher training

Councils will continue to check schools’ teacher induction until 2024

But DfE will proceed with plan to toughen up guidance on school checks

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

UTC chief eyes new institutions and wants ‘sleeves’ in secondary schools

‘The latest evidence points to us going in the right direction’

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Schools

Grammar school ordered to pay back £1.5m in overclaimed maintenance cash

Single-academy trust 'knowingly took decisions to utilise funding on works beyond the scope of the approved bids', probe finds

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker