Covid

Academy trusts’ cash stash rises to £3bn despite pandemic pressures

Academy trusts boosted their reserves and surpluses last year despite the upheaval of Covid, official figures show. New Department...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Covid

Colleges are the missing link of post-Covid reform

Money and MAT expansion alone won’t stop vulnerable learners missing out on their next steps, writes Sam Parrett. We...

JL Dutaut
SAM PARRETT
Covid

Collaboration between trusts can win the Covid recovery

The post-Covid recovery calls for collaboration over competition and our MAT-to-MAT peer review pilot shows what can be achieved,...

JL Dutaut
HELEN ROWLAND* and ANDY YARROW**
Covid

Veiled needs pose a hidden risk to post-Covid catch-up

A growing number of young people report keeping their suffering to themselves. Simon Walker explains the evidence and how...

JL Dutaut
SIMON WALKER
Covid

Try before you buy: The key to unlocking post-Covid support

Letting schools and trusts try out collaboration before formalising their partnerships is an idea whose time has come, writes...

JL Dutaut
SIR DAVID CARTER
Covid

Plotting a ten-year course is the sensible response to Covid

A ten-year education plan like Blackpool’s is precisely the kind of policymaking our communities need and deserve, writes Frank...

JL Dutaut
FRANK NORRIS
Covid

A new sense of perspective is carrying the profession through Covid

Teachers felt more positive about their schools during than before the pandemic and understanding why is important for the...

JL Dutaut
BEN ALDRIDGE
Covid

REACT: The team putting the Covid response on a proactive footing

“In an emergency, there is always pressure to react, react, react,” says Ofsted’s national director of social care, Yvette...

JL Dutaut
JL Dutaut
Covid, Sexual abuse

All signs point to even greater pressure on schools post-Covid

A raft of new data from multiple agencies points to a rising tide of families in need, with no...

JL Dutaut
WHITNEY CRENNA-JENNINGS