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Free school expansion?

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has called for more free schools to be opened in the Midlands, the North of England and the South West of England. It is reported that in recent years, the free schools programme has been used to provide extra ...

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Posted: 23rd Jan 2020

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School Governance Update January 2020

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the first of its two Spring Term School Governance Updates. This update relates to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England and is aimed at governors, trustees, chairs ...

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Posted: 22nd Jan 2020

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Free Secondary Teacher Training Programme

Free training is now on offer to teachers in every secondary school to help foster a more positive attitude to PE. Sport England are investing £13.5million of National Lottery funding into a Secondary Teacher Training programme designed to ...

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Posted: 21st Jan 2020

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Ofsted to consider schools’ financial decision-making

Ofsted have announced that they will undertake a research project to consider financial decision making as an insight to the quality of leadership and management. The announcement came via their blog within an article titled ‘Why we do research ...

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Posted: 20th Jan 2020

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