Policy

Fifteen free schools changed hands in financial year 2018/19, Department for Education data reveals*. This brings the total of...

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Nearly £8m was awarded in grant funding (aka transfer fees) to academies which changed hands in financial year 2018/19,...

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Nine academies run by notorious academy trust Bright Tribe were transferred to new trusts in the financial year 2018/19,...

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The total cost of transferring academies from one trust to another now totals £31m, newly released Department for Education data...

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It’s vital to fight fake news, education secretary Damian Hinds said in a recent press release .

He’s...

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Fulwood Academy in Preston has been less than good since it opened in 2009. It’s surprising, then, that the stand-alone academy...

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Local authority maintained schools are slightly more likely to be good or better than academies, newly-released data from the...

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Transcripts on government websites of speeches by politicians and officials are usually accompanied by the speaker’s mugshot. But this wasn’t the...

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Academies should be allowed to return to the stewardship of their local authority if teachers, parents and locals support the...

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Hundreds walked to Westminster yesterday to protest about poor school funding. The march, led by Jess Phillips, Labour MP for...

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Why are increasing numbers of children being physically restrained in mainstream and special schools?

On 25 February 2019 TES carried a...

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Should there be a rule preventing MPs from repeating questions that have already been adressed many times in the current...

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The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the unit within the Department for Education (DfE) which deals with school funding, asked the...

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Schools ministers have constantly hyped how much better schools are now than when Labour left office in 2010. But recent Ofsted...

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Michael Gove’s bid to become the next prime minister began with contemplating the fickle nature of fate. What would have...

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After Michael Gove kick-started his leadership bid earlier this afternoon, he was asked time and again about whether he could be trusted.

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The Department for Education, I’ve been told , does not hold information about a ‘charge’ in favour of the education secretary...

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Trying to discover what happened to the unsatisfied part of a ‘charge’ relating to freehold property held by Isle of Portland...

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