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23 November 2015 Is a national funding formula any closer?

Pressure is building on the Conservative government to stick by its manifesto promise to “make school funding fairer”.

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12 May 2015 End to coalition leads to more collaboration

"What a Tory win means for schools is still unclear, but three key factors which have developed over the last five years will remain constant:
tighter budgets – real term increases in school budgets have been ruled out, with only a commitment to ring-fence per-pupil spending."

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2 September 2014 Will RSCs monitor big chains?

Sir Michael Wilshaw has renewed his demand for chains of academies to be allowed to be inspected after a report focused on Academies Enterprise Trust revealed that over half of its academies required improvement.

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17 March 2014 Gove v Wilshaw - Round 2?

Whilst Policy Exchange is today calling for evolution rather than revolution in the way schools in England are inspected, their recommendations do contain some controversial elements.

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24 February 2014 All through academies on the rise?

Figures show that the number of “all through academies”, which cater for children from the age of 4 to 18 are on the rise, with the number of combined primary and schools due to increase by 25% over the next two years.

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14 January 2014 New guidance to drive up governance standards

The days of local people wanting to ‘do their bit’ for the community by sitting on school governing bodies may become a thing of the past following the introduction of new guidance by the DfE.

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17 December 2013 Grammar school extensions rejected

Two Kent grammar schools’ applications to extend their grammar school provision were rejected by the DfE because they effectively created new schools (which is currently against the law), rather than extended current provision (which isn’t).

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28 November 2013 DFE going cool on UTCs?

The Daily Telegraph has reported that DfE is to delay the creation of dozens of University Technical Colleges (UTCs) because of concerns over their popularity with parents and poor ratings from Ofsted inspectors.

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7 November 2013 Select committee join Ofsted posse in sponsor inspection standoff

The Education Select Committee have weighed into the ongoing debate between the DfE and Ofsted on whether organisations which sponsor academies should be inspected.

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7 November 2013 Academies not sharing?

The Education Select Committee has warned that many academies are not fulfilling their requirement to share their expertise with struggling maintained schools.

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