Academies

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Headteacher to leave top London school facing safeguarding allegations
Colin Hall will be leaving Holland Park school which has also been embroiled in claims about a ‘toxic’ working environment

Fiona Millar

29, Sep, 2021 @7:44 PM

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‘The trauma stays with me’: ex-pupils of London school tell of ‘toxic and abusive’ environment
Allegations in letter published by more than 100 former students of ‘outstanding’ Holland Park academy

Fiona Millar

08, Sep, 2021 @9:57 AM

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Rotherham school has its own stricter standard of Covid measures
As cases rise in South Yorkshire, Wales high school exceeds government advice on mixing and mask wearing

Weronika Strzyżyńska

03, Sep, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Allegations of ‘toxic’ working environment at top London school
Holland Park school governors launch investigation after 26 former teachers’ claims

Fiona Millar

04, Aug, 2021 @11:47 AM

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West Midlands primary school wins appeal against academy status
Judge calls decision not to revoke academy order ‘irrational’, as inspections halted during pandemic

Jessica Murray

23, Jul, 2021 @4:46 PM

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Gavin Williamson’s nominee to head Ofqual not qualified for job, says Labour
Education secretary accused of giving a ‘plum role’ to a close adviser without relevant experience

Richard Adams Education editor

04, Jul, 2021 @4:33 PM

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Tory group demands rethink on recovery plan for English schools
MP queries Treasury grasp of ‘real world’ in tweet, as other Tories call catch-up plan after Covid inadequate

Peter Walker, Sally Weale and Jessica Elgot

03, Jun, 2021 @6:38 PM

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The Guardian view on Gavin Williamson: plans not fit for purpose | Editorial
Editorial: Transforming schools into academies won’t improve them. But the education secretary appears not to have any new ideas

Editorial

03, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Former Ofsted chief drafted in to help Pimlico academy head
Sir Michael Wilshaw advising London secondary after staff and students revolt over uniform and curriculum

Nazia Parveen and Sally Weale

03, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Academy plan is the last thing pupils need | Letters
Letters: Gavin Williamson’s desire to turn more state schools into academies concerns headteacher Sarah Raffray, while Gary Bennett sees it as another step in the Tory plan to privatise the whole education system

Letters

30, Apr, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Police examine threats against staff at London school accused of racism
Petition accuses Harris Academy Tottenham of discrimination against black students

Nazia Parveen Community affairs correspondent

30, Apr, 2021 @4:12 PM

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Gavin Williamson wants to turn more state schools into academies
School leaders reiterate opposition to ‘forced academisation’, arguing funding shortages are more pressing

Richard Adams Education editor

28, Apr, 2021 @4:38 PM

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