The Prime Minister’s claim that £14bn extra will be spent on education in England between now and 2022/23 has been doused with cold water by the fact-checking organisation, Full Fact.The PM repeated this claim in the latest Facebook episode of People’s PMQs – the choreographed... Read more
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The media arm of the Department for Education has at last mentioned provision for special educational needs and disabilities (...

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Eight years ago, Lord Griffiths of Burry Port gave a character assessment of the then education secretary in a debate on the...

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Farewell then, Damian Hinds.  Perhaps it’s too soon to assess your legacy, but given the survival rate of recent education secretaries, perhaps...

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Medway council granted a ‘commercial loan’ to the Delce Academy, Rochester, for a classroom block to house new infant provision...

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Writing in The Times, the new education secretary Gavin Williamson says he wants ‘more free schools to shake things up and do...

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