Politics

Staff say overcrowding hampered bomb scare evacuation at DfE’s Sheffield office

Workers warn of 'disaster waiting to happen' after incident on day of top civil servant's visit

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Schools bill: Ex-ministers line up to criticise DfE ‘power grab’

Draft law would make Nadhim Zahawi 'the chief education officer' for thousands of schools, peers warn

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Politics

Zahawi under fire over ‘misleading’ academy claims

Education secretary faces calls to 'correct the record' in Parliament after officials admit academy comparisons could mislead

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Not enough desks as DfE staff ordered back to crowded offices

Whole teams turned away from workplaces as government push to end home-working backfires

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Academies, Politics

DfE to correct academy claims after stats watchdog slapdown

Statistics regulator warns over 'transparency, quality and replicability' of data in 'case for a fully trust-led system' document

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics, Schools

Schools bill: The 15 new laws proposed

DfE outlines new powers to intervene in academy trusts and allow councils to force conversion of their schools

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Politics, Schools

Local elections hit schools again, but fewer used as polling stations

Schools close off rooms and turn to remote education to minimise impact of poll

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

Zahawi snubs heads’ conference despite being 4 miles away

Education secretary sent video message to NAHT conference, but was in the same town while the event took place

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Politics

£11k canapes help guests swallow Zahawi’s climate strategy

Civil servants were barred from the buffet at Natural History Museum launch event

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth