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Business rates tax relief for private schools thanks to charitable status - 22 Jun, 2017

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Private schools will make a combined tax saving of £522m in business rates tax relief over the next five years thanks to their charitable status, research has revealed. Organisations in England and Wales…

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NAHT calls for ‘disruptive action’ if Government fails to reverse education cuts - 22 Jun, 2017

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The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) will consider disruptive action should the Government fail to reverse “irresponsible education cuts,” according to reports. NAHT said it would consider…

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Supply teacher database to be launched by Government - 22 Jun, 2017

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In an attempt to reduce spiralling agency bills, the Government will attempt to regulate the industry by establishing a “trusted” database of supply teacher agencies. The Department for Education (DfE)…

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Cuts to education hitting schools hard, report suggests - 22 Jun, 2017

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With education cuts so severe in some parts of the country, head teachers are reportedly abandoning minority subjects and asking parents to donate to cooking classes to plug the shortfall in funds. A report…

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One in five sixth form colleges ready for academy status - 25 Apr, 2017

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The academies minister, Lord John Nash, revealed at the recent Sixth Form College Association’s conference in London that one in five sixth form colleges have launched formal proceedings to convert to…

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New gender pay gap reporting affects academies too - 25 Apr, 2017

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As part of the Government’s ongoing fight to tackle inequality, all academy trusts and schools with more than 250 workers are now required to publish gender pay gap statistics, by April 2018, due to…

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The implications of Spring Budget 2017 for schools and academies - 25 Apr, 2017

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Many of the policy changes affecting the education sector were announced in advance of the Spring Budget 2017. Needless to say, the Chancellor’s statement contained relatively few surprises for schools…

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Education cuts “threatening to damage standards”, MPs warn - 25 Apr, 2017

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The Department for Education (DfE) is preparing to make cuts, to school funding, of around £3 billion by 2020. It says that £1.3 billion can be saved through better procurement and another £1.7 billion…

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Head teachers fear school budgets are growing “unsustainable” - 30 Jan, 2017

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Around 72 per cent of head teachers believe that school budgets will be “unsustainable” in two years’ time, a new study has revealed. The research, conducted by the National Association of Head Teachers…

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Academy trusts will need to publish financial records under new DfE scheme - 26 Jan, 2017

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The Government will publish the financial records of academy trusts in a bid to improve transparency, accountability and financial oversight in the public sector, a report has revealed. The education Select…

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