News

Funding formula like ‘Robin Hood in reverse’ as NAO finds cash shifted from poorer areas

The government’s flagship national school funding formula has shifted cash from deprived schools to their more affluent counterparts, sparking...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Schools should be prepared for ‘challenge’ after £95k exit payment cap revoked

Schools should be “prepared for challenge” from former staff who had their exit payments capped after a government U-turn...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Coronavirus: Unions report academy trust to health and safety watchdog over ‘unsafe’ return of pupils

One of England’s largest academy trusts has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive over allegations it put...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Alternative provision academy trust turns to online learning to make savings

An academy trust in charge of 11 alternative provision academies intends to increase its use of online learning as part...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Unison: Redundancies forcing school support staff to fill the gaps

Over 70 per cent of school support staff are being forced to take on tasks that used to be...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Hinds challenged over ‘dangerously inadequate’ SEND funding

A coalition of trade unions and 39 local authorities have written to the education secretary to warn of “dangerously...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

TAs miss out on training as funding plummets

Nearly half of teaching assistants claim to have received no training from their schools within the last year as...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

School catering staff feel excluded, undervalued and poorly trained

Over a third of school caterers feel excluded as members of staff and more than a quarter feel undervalued,...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

School support staff have borne the brunt of funding cuts

Over a thousand parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers attended the school cuts lobby of Parliament on...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter