Schools

Schools should be judged on pupil inclusion – not just exams, think tank says 

Proposed metrics would measure admissions, attendance and exclusions

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

Covid building shortages and price hikes delay school opening

Lyde Green families were left scrambling for places, as soaring construction demand worldwide pushes up material costs and lead...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Warm welcome: The schools offering ‘sanctuary’ to Afghan refugees

Thousands of children evacuated from Kabul have been placed in England's schools. We talk to leaders about their 'moral...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

DfE trialling ‘real-time’ attendance tracker to cut absences

'Less burdensome' automated data collection hailed as 'first step to more efficient approach'

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Schools must publish improvement plans in absence crackdown

The DfE is consulting on more prescriptive absence rules, ordering schools to be 'proactive' and councils to use their...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

How schools can reverse Gypsy and Roma under-achievement

MPs are investigating why Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children have the worst exclusion and attainment rates

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

‘Discrimination’: Small trusts denied two-thirds of repairs cash

One school has seen six bids to replace a dilapidated classroom rejected, sparking claims rural schools are at a...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Schools

Give staff concessions in London driving charge plan, say heads

Proposals will 'inevitably' affect school staff, but measures are needed to tackle pollution, leaders warn

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Academics want reform of ‘narrow’ phonics focus

Study claims teaching reading in England has been 'less successful' under new approach

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker