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Moving on up

Helen Jeys, new head of Alderley Edge School for Girls, looks at making the transition from ma...

Are school leavers' career dreams just pie in the sky?

New research shows 84% of 16-24 year olds are not pursuing their passions as a career

Making a U-turn on political apathy

Matteo Bergamini, founder of Shout Out UK, says political literacy is crucial now more than ev...

Grammar schools could return in 'social mobility' drive

Selective school ban could be lifted as soon as October, it has been reported

Book corner: Effective School Governance

Swot up for the new academic year with this new guide for school governors

Alan Milburn calls for social mobility for teachers

Chair of Social Mobility Commission calls for scrapping of teacher tuition fees and subsidised...

Editor's blog: Making room for the arts

Ebacc and STEM focus risk seeing arts, sport and music as second-class subjects, says Stephani...

New report shows what universities are really looking for

Commitment, passion and perseverance essential for clearing success, according to new admissio...

New funding formula delayed to 2018

Education Secretary Justine Greening says more time is needed for consultation and implementat...

New Schools Network seeks new Director

As Nick Timothy moves into Number 10, free schools organisation launches search for new appoin...

Cameron announces 31 new free schools

On final visit as Prime Minister, David Cameron recently announced the provision of 20,000 new...

MAT Chief Executives questioned by Committee

Heads of four multi-academy trusts recently faced Education Select Committee to discuss perfor...

ATT welcomes new secondary academy

Queen Elizabeth Academy joins Academy Transformation Trust

State educated ministers dominate new cabinet

Sutton Trust analysis shows big rise in state educated ministers

Justine Greening: the most 'important job' in the cabinet

There are four key priorities for the new Secretary of State for Education, says National Asso...

Book corner: Fish Can't Climb Trees

Helyn Connerr's Mercury Model theory is based on the idea that we all learn differently

Nicky Morgan to press ahead with Spielman appointment

Education Select Committee rejects Amanda Spielman as new head of Ofsted, but Morgan is '100 p...

Academisation no 'magic bullet' for state schools

Education Policy Institute publishes data comparing local authority schools to academies

Schools closed over NUT strike

Following failed talks with the DfE, NUT members to strike today over funding and contracts

Are reality TV shows putting people off teaching?

Survey finds a quarter of workers think shows like 'Educating Yorkshire' are damaging to the p...

Four Salisbury Plain schools form MAT

Following return of soldiers to Salisbury Plain, demand for school places to be met with new a...

'No change' to EU pupils following Brexit vote

Following calls for reassurance, DfE statement says government is business as usual with no ch...

Half of education shadow cabinet stand down

Labour's education team split as MPs stand down, whilst Conservative team considers party lead...

EU pupils fearful of racism

NAHT writes open letter to prime minister calling for assurances for EU pupils

Spielman says Ofsted job is 'a challenge I couldn't resist'

Education Select Committee holds pre-appointment hearing to discuss Amanda Spielman's suitabil...

DfE releases 'big picture' of England's schools

DfE census data shows decline of SEN pupils and greater ethnic diversity in state-funded schoo...

Role of leadership unclear, says education think tank

No 'leadership premium' until we know more about what makes a good leader, says CMRE research

Shadow Education Secretary resigns

Lucy Powell steps down from the shadow cabinet, replaced by former shadow Europe minister Pat ...

Mark Hall Academy earns 'good' Ofsted rating

Essex academy has achieved 'good' rating after being judged 'inadequate' in 2013 prior to acad...

The future of multi academy trusts

There are opportunities and challenges ahead for MATs as the academy sector changes, says Tina...

Two new appointments at Wellsway MAT

Academy trust near Bristol strengthens leadership team with CEO and Principal

Teachers overwhelmingly support 'remain' in EU vote

Seven in 10 teachers would vote to remain a member of the EU, according to new research from T...

Holyport College appoints new head of sixth form

Graham Alford joins Eton-sponsored state boarding school Holyport

New Ofsted Chief Inspector named

Nicky Morgan recommends Amanda Spielman as new Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Servic...

Academy leaders recognised In Queen's birthday honours

Knight and Damehood for academy leaders Paul Marshall and Alice Hudson

New principal for Merchant's Academy

Nick Short joined Bristol academy on 1 June with vision to raise aspirations for younger stude...

'No plan' to fix teacher shortage

Public Accounts Committee report says DfE 'fails to understand' difficulties in school recruit...

Rockwood Academy among best in UK for pupil progress

School in Birmingham named in top 20% by SSAT

Academy sector in numbers, May 2016

We've crunched the DfE numbers to get a big picture of the sector so you don't have to

William Howard Trust welcomes fourth academy

Longtown Primary School joins trust to drive school improvement