Department for Education

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Good early years teaching may boost earnings of children in England – study
Study reports one in 40 primary schools in England produce entire classes likely to earn more than their peers

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Children face multiple safeguarding risks at out-of-school settings in England
Government report prompts calls for better oversight to stop inappropriate practices at youth organisations

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Child neglect is built into the care system | Letter
Letters: After the child abuse scandals of 80s and 90s, many said they did not know what was being done to children, but nobody can make that claim today, says Carolyne Willow

05, Jan, 2023 @5:46 PM

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‘Exhausted, broken, at risk of heart attacks’: UK headteachers quit as cuts push them to the edge
With a strike ballot looming, school leaders say erosion of services for children and families has made their jobs untenable

Anna Fazackerley

31, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Osborne the great child impoverisher is backing free school meals. Has he forgotten who he is? | Polly Toynbee
It’s some cheek for the ex-chancellor, whose tenure saw vast sums taken from children’s welfare, to back Jamie Oliver, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

29, Dec, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Number of graduates in teacher training in England at ‘catastrophic’ level
Initial DfE figures show just under 29,000 graduates have signed up this year, a 20% fall on last year

Richard Adams Education editor

01, Dec, 2022 @3:38 PM

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Further education colleges in England face losing financial independence
Government likely to treat FE sector as ‘big schools’, removing autonomy over borrowing and investment

Richard Adams Education editor

29, Nov, 2022 @6:21 PM

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Gillian Keegan says teachers don’t need to threaten strikes
Education secretary says she looks forward to ‘de-escalation’ as unions in England ballot over industrial action

Richard Adams Education editor

25, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Ofsted’s grade fixation needs to be eradicated | Letter
Letters: Former HM inspector of schools Prof Colin Richards writes that grades can never be regarded as objective measures of schools

23, Nov, 2022 @5:29 PM

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‘Woeful’ DfE blamed as betting firms gain access to children’s data
The department has been found responsible for an ‘unacceptable’ breach of data protection laws

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

06, Nov, 2022 @8:01 AM

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England’s Covid catch-up tutoring often ‘haphazard and poor’, Ofsted finds
Concern about quality of some tutors as inspectors find ‘strong’ programme in only half of 63 schools visited

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Oct, 2022 @5:00 PM

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GCSE grades gap for disadvantaged pupils in England widest in a decade
Experts say summer’s results mean new child poverty strategy needed to tackle worsening gulf in attainment

Richard Adams and Sally Weale

20, Oct, 2022 @4:31 PM

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