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DfE to fund free sanitary prod...

Apr 15, 2019 by

The government will “fully fund” free sanitary products in all primary schools, the Department for Education has announced. But the...

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Attainment falls and absence r...

Apr 11, 2019 by

Jess Staufenberg – GCSE grades among looked-after pupils fell last year and absence rates rose, new data shows. New statistics...

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Parents challenge grammarsR...

Apr 7, 2019 by

John Dickens – Parents are raising cash to challenge an academy trust’s plans to lower the pass mark for entry to its grammar...

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Badge system means pupils with...

Mar 31, 2019 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – Pupils without 100 per cent attendance or 
a clean behaviour record are allegedly being forced to the...

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School capacity improves sligh...

Mar 28, 2019 by

Jess Staufenberg – The proportion of schools that were full or over-capacity fell slightly last year, new data shows....

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Headteachers speak out about c...

Mar 25, 2019 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – Schools are shedding staff, relying on parent donations and eyeing curriculum savings to meet capital...

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School absence fines soar by 7...

Mar 21, 2019 by

Jess Staufenberg – The number of penalty notices handed out by councils for poor attendance has soared by 74 per cent in the...

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Government to fund free sanita...

Mar 15, 2019 by

Freddie Whittaker – The chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has announced plans to fund free sanitary products for...

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Ministers urges city businessp...

Mar 7, 2019 by

Freddie Whittaker – The academies minister Lord Agnew has appealed to leading city business professionals to become school...

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Parents consider judicial revi...

Feb 27, 2019 by

Freddie Whittaker – Families of children with learning disabilities have sought legal advice over pupil restraint in schools,...

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Empty free school sites will b...

Feb 18, 2019 by

Empty buildings snapped up for future free schools will be rented out as housing for young professionals. Company accounts for...

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Grammar to prioritise poorer p...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Freddie Whittaker – A grammar school in Dorset will prioritise poorer pupils from outside its catchment area over those with...

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New free school applications p...

Feb 10, 2019 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – The government has been accused of “unsubtly crow-barring” its need to reduce teacher workload into the...

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Children’s commissioner ...

Feb 4, 2019 by

Billy Camden – The children’s commissioner will publish figures for every school in England showing how many of their pupils...

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Knowledge-rich curriculum guru...

Jan 26, 2019 by

Jess Staufenberg – A guru on the knowledge-rich curriculum has warned schools minister Nick Gibb that unless he ensures schools...

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The Ofsted framework may be fi...

Jan 19, 2019 by

ROS MCMULLEN – Ros McMullen gives ‘a big thumbs-up’ to the emphasis on curriculum – although, she says, she struggles with how...

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NEU accuses ministers of ̵...

Jan 8, 2019 by

Freddie Whittaker – The government has broken its promise to increase funding to every school in England, a union has claimed....

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Ditch gadgets and climb trees ...

Jan 3, 2019 by

Freddie Whittaker – A new downloadable “activity passport” aimed at encouraging school pupils to ditch their gadgets and pursue...

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Use cost-saving tools or face ...

Dec 25, 2018 by

Freddie Whittaker – An academy in Northumberland has been told it must use cost-saving resources provided by the government or...

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‘Significant number̵...

Nov 28, 2018 by

Freddie Whittaker – Large numbers of examiners aren’t happy with the system currently used to standardise their marking, a new...

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