Boris Johnson to help schools ...

Aug 18, 2019 by

Prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged today to give schools the “powers they need to deal with bad behaviour and bullying”. In a...

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SENCos won’t have to pro...

Aug 5, 2019 by

Kathryn Snowdon – Special educational needs coordinators requesting permission to use readers for pupils will no longer have to...

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Proportion of trainee teachers...

Jul 27, 2019 by

The proportion of trainee teachers taking the school-led route has dropped for the first time in four years, new figures released on...

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Boris Johnson as prime ministe...

Jul 24, 2019 by

The former foreign secretary has won the Tory leadership race with 66.4% of the vote Freddie Whittaker – Boris Johnson, the...

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Teachers ‘to get 2.75% p...

Jul 21, 2019 by

Treasury is planning public service pay bonanza on Monday, according to the Times The government is planning to hand teachers and...

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Schools may have to change lun...

Jul 19, 2019 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – Schools are being urged to contact their food suppliers to make sure they are preparing for a no-deal...

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Mental health training for sch...

Jul 13, 2019 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – A programme to improve mental health training in schools and strengthen partnerships with professional...

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ICO complaints soar as schools...

Jul 6, 2019 by

The information watchdog dealt with hundreds of unnecessary referrals relating to schools in the year after tough new data protection...

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International teachers struggl...

Jun 13, 2019 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – International teachers struggled to settle in English schools because of poor pupil behaviour and heavy...

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Harford: Ofsted has ‘rea...

Jun 1, 2019 by

Fraser Whieldon – Ofsted’s national director for education has said there are some “real issues” over how the inspectorate...

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Nine new teaching school hubs ...

May 26, 2019 by

John Dickens – New hubs responsible for improving up to 300 failing schools will be piloted in nine areas under a £2 million...

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Number of pupils in private al...

May 18, 2019 by

Jess Staufenberg – Spend on private alternative provision (AP) has rocketed by almost £7 million in the past three years, with...

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Developing pupils’ vocab...

May 13, 2019 by

TOM COLQUHOUN Director, West Somerset Research School In their 2017 report Early Language Development: needs, provision, and...

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Don’t shy away from seek...

Apr 24, 2019 by

Freddie Whittaker – Advertising for general science teachers is no more effective than seeking those with subject-specific...

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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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