Subscribe to our free newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news from the academy, free school & UTC sector

People, policy, politics

Academy 'vision' as Conservatives mark 100 days in office

Prime minister says he wants every school to become an academy, although schools will not be f...

What financial risks lie ahead for the academies sector?

Tilden Watson looks at the future for academies as schools need to do more with less funding

Playing truant?

Dr Adam Boddison asks if the increase of parental prosecutions for school truancy is something...

Survey shows concerns about sixth form funding

SFCA survey shows 16 to 19 sector under threat and cutting much-needed STEM subjects

Hewett School joins Inspiration Trust

One of Norwich's largest schools to turn into an academy under trust's sponsorship from Septem...

Knocking on the glass floor

Schools do a great deal for mobility but need support, says NAHT

NAHT's End of Term Report

Russell Hobby reflects on the academic year

Improving school improvement

The evidence suggests government needs a more balanced approach to school improvement, says Ru...

No room at the inn

Government pupil projections show our demand for school places far outstrips supply, says Acad...

Opening the doors wider to higher education

Universities and colleges set challenging new targets to make speedier progress on fair access...

Entrepreneurs: born or created?

North East Education Forum rules that entrepreneurs can be 'created' by education system

Government debates need for PSHE in schools

New bill presented by Caroline Lucas for statutory lessons in England and Wales

Careers guidance drives economic growth

Careers England has launched its latest policy paper: The Economic Benefits of Careers Guidanc...

Government continuity brings challenges for academies

Zurich Municipal Head of Education Tilden Watson looks at the issues

Where is the parents' voice?

Joe Saxton, the new PTA UK chair, calls for parents to have more of a say in education

Timetables and tide

Damon Jones looks back and forwards to what the new governmental term could augur for academie...

Seizing national standards of excellence for headteachers

Roy Blatchford, Director of the National Education Trust, says the headteacher's role is one o...

Hundreds of 'coasting' schools to face tougher targets

New definition of coasting schools set out by Nicky Morgan paves the way for government interv...

The trouble with inspection reform

Ofsted may learn to pick its battles more carefully but is still fighting a war it cannot win,...

Trusting in tech

Karen Mackay, managing director of Erudition Schools Trust, tells Academy Today about their te...

Managing change

Phil Cresswell looks at the challenges and risks presented by increased academisation

Dual role for new head at Yewdale Primary Academy

Rob Lakin will be the new headteacher appointed by sponsor William Howard Trust at Yewdale Pri...

Greenhalgh welcomed to United Learning top grade

Richard Greenhalgh is set to join educational charity United Learning as its new Chairman

New foundation to develop school leadership

NAHT announce new organisation which will offer qualifications and standards for world-class p...

Is academisation the way forward for all schools?

James Croft asks if there are other ways to bring improvement to schools considered 'coasting'...

Principal announced for new Bristol Futures Academy

Caroline Down is appointed as first principal of the new Bristol Futures Academy, which will o...

New bill to convert 'failing' schools into academies

The new Education and Adoption Bill would affect up to 1,000 schools in England

Education reform - in the fast lane!

Adrian Shardlow from Browne Jacobson examines how academy reform will continue after the Gener...

The new educational landscape

What does the future hold for education with the new government in place asks Gerard Toplass f...

Cast your votes for a bright HE future?

University Business Managing Editor Hannah Oakman hopes for a strong outcome for HE in the up-...

STEAMing ahead for new Croydon academy

Croydon College is forging ahead with its new proposal to have its own secondary school - the ...

Does academic resilience affect GCSE exam anxiety?

Edge Hill University's Professor Dave Putwain has published new research in prestigious Briti...

Children need grit and resilience to survive

We don't just need a generation of box tickers, says Charlie Rigby, Founder of the Challenger ...

How will the main parties provide jobs for young people?

Jim Hillage, Director of Research at the Institute for Employment Studies, looks behind the pa...

RIBA responds to Tory manifesto

Housing, planning, school buildings and flood defence are vital election issues, says the Roya...

Labour guarantee personal careers advice for youngsters

Every teenager will get guaranteed one-to-one careers advice said Ed Miliband as he unveiled L...

Big leagues

Luke Evans takes a look at how converter schools are using their academy status for outstandin...

Getting off to the right start

A new book of essays concerning the considerations and issues involved in starting a new schoo...

North London UTC opens its doors

Lord Sugar returned to his old stomping ground for the opening ceremony of the University Tech...

Taking safety seriously

Louise Hosking looks at the implications for health and safety when a school leaves local auth...