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New headteacher standards planned

22/04/2014 12:45
Dame Dana Ross-Wawrzynski is set to chair an upcoming review aiming to create a new set of standards for headteachers, the government has announced. Dame Dana is the executive head of Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, as well as being Bright Futures...   more

More teachers than ever in England

16/04/2014 17:30
Recent stats show that 96 per cent of teachers in England are educated to degree level or higher - which is 43,000 more than was the case for those in teaching jobs in 2010. The Department for Education's numbers, which have just been released and...   more

Report suggests parents look to uni to boost children's working lives

16/04/2014 17:25
A new report has shown that parents feel time at university should put preparations in place for their child's career. Some 71 per cent of UK parents expect their children to get a university education, HSBC's The Value of Education: Springboard...   more

Hopkins announces Build to Rent deal for West Drayton homes

15/04/2014 13:38
Kris Hopkins has given word that Inland Homes is getting a £8.7 million loan. This will be used to to get 123 new Middlesex apartments built with the help of construction workers. These West Drayton homes will be for private rent and will consist...   more

More reformed GCSEs and A levels announced

10/04/2014 16:52
Those in teaching jobs are unlikely to have missed the news of arts subject GCSE and A Level changes that came to light this week. Michael Gove has given word that music, drama, dance and art and design GCSEs will be reformed in time for the academic...   more

Government claims new move could create 10,000 homes

09/04/2014 16:59
An extra £300 million worth of borrowing is being made accessible to councils via a hike in the housing revenue account borrowing limit they face. This is set to be invested in affordable new homes beginning in 2015, ministers have announced.  Danny...   more

Ofsted launches Early Years Annual Report

08/04/2014 14:07
A new report from Ofsted highlights that only one in three five year olds who had low-income backgrounds had got up to a good developmental level last year, and makes a range of early years suggestions. Pre-schoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds require...   more

Another Build to Rent deal announced

07/04/2014 17:01
The latest Build to Rent deal has just been announced by Kris Hopkins, the housing minister. The biggest such deal so far will see construction workers produce close to 500 homes that will be privately rented. Genesis Housing Association is getting...   more

Latest deal under Build to Rent signed

02/04/2014 15:56
Kris Hopkins, the housing minister, has announced a deal for the creation of new homes for the private rental market. Some 190 homes are set to be built in a deal that will see the Mill Group get £8.7 million to partner with Bovis Homes in delivering...   more

State school pupil absence numbers fall

01/04/2014 14:23
Last academic year saw persistently absent pupil numbers down by nearly a third against 2009/10 in English state schools. This is a fact the government is claiming its reforms can be thanked for. Persistently absent pupil numbers fell from 433,130 to...   more

Government proposes Section 106 changes

24/03/2014 16:57
The government has just released proposals that, it claims, will support a boost to home construction, improve housing supply and bring down costs associated with home improvement and home building. It says some councils have used Section 106 charges...   more

Distinct early and late schooling grades proposed by Ofsted

24/03/2014 16:36
Ofsted recently made proposals that would see its inspection reports carry distinct graded judgements for post-16 and pre-school and reception provision. It has asked parties such as schools and parents to give their thoughts on the possible change....   more

Pickles: Budget moves to boost home construction and create jobs

21/03/2014 13:37
Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, has claimed the recent Budget proves home building is at the centre of the government's long-term plan for the economy. "This multi-billion package will boost house building, particularly on brownfield...   more

New ONS employment stats released

20/03/2014 16:49
New Office for National Statistics (ONS) data has shown a hike of 43,000 in numbers of young people who are in work. This represents the change between August to October last year and November last year to January this year. The number of people...   more

Extension for Help to Buy: equity loan

19/03/2014 16:41
Help to buy: equity loan, the much talked-about government scheme, has been extended until 2020, George Osborne has announced, the government reports. The scheme has already supported more than 25,000 households in purchasing or reserving newly built...   more

Construction output up 1.8 per cent for January, ONS estimates

14/03/2014 16:47
Construction output was up 1.8 per cent in January, according to the Office of National Statistics' most recent seasonally-adjusted estimate. That represents a hike of £170 million on December last year, most of the increase coming from maintenance...   more

Government plans cyber security teacher training

13/03/2014 12:40
There are plans from the government to give people in teaching jobs training so that they can pass on cyber security advice to their pupils. It's one of the points included in a report, Cyber Security Skills: Business Perspectives and Government’s...   more