Academies

White paper: Academy trust ‘divorce’ plans split sector leaders

DfE to consult on 'exceptional circumstances' in which academies could request move to 'stronger' trust

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Academies

White paper: Academy reforms rest on regulator role, say leaders

Ex-DfE aide: 'If the regulator isn’t set up in the right way, nothing else is going to work'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Tutoring

White paper: Schools will have to foot future tutoring bill

Ministers face calls to increase pupil premium funding to cover tutoring and literacy and numeracy focus

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies

Zahawi admits reform failures. But can he win over academy sceptics?

The education secretary speaks to Schools Week about his plans for schools, and why he doesn't want to 'play...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Academies

DfE ‘misreporting’ data to back academies drive, claims NEU

Government's case for full academisation is 'flawed', say union leaders

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Just half of secondary teachers tell parents about action on ‘falling behind’ pupils

Informing families about interventions for pupils behind in English and maths is a key strand of the DfE's new...

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

Revealed: 24 ‘priority’ areas to split £40m improvement cash

DfE also almost doubles academy trust growth funding for the next three years

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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
Schools

Schools white paper: New key stage 3 benchmarking tests

The digital tests will provide an 'understanding of national performance'

James Carr
James Carr