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Statistics: Permanent exclusions and suspensions 2021/22

30 August 2023

Headline facts and figures 2021/22 There were 6,495 permanent exclusions in the 2021/22 academic year. This figure is an increase from 3,900 in 2020/21, however this included a period in…

Looking at teacher recruitment and retention in a new light

6 July 2023

Making teaching an attractive career matters, most obviously to schools and their immediate communities, but also to those preparing the next generation of teachers, to researchers trying to throw light…

Primaries form academy trusts as council support dwindles

20 May 2023

Shrinking council support has prompted primary schools to band together and launch academy trusts, as experts warn local authorities are reaching a “tipping point”.  A consultant who works on conversions…

The Education Committee launches recruitment and retention enquiry

19 April 2023

The Education Committee is set to investigate the driving factors behind chronic teacher shortages as part of a new inquiry launched April 2023. A new inquiry into teacher recruitment, training…

New inquiry into teacher recruitment, training, and retention

26 March 2023

The Education Committee has launched a new inquiry into teacher recruitment, training and retention in state-funded English schools. Inquiry: Teacher recruitment, training and retention Education Committee Schools face huge teacher…

Governing a school’s use of alternative provision

11 March 2023

FREE TRAINING: Governing a school's use of alternative provision for governors & trustees. This free online training event is designed for school governors and trustees who want to learn more…

Why schools need energy efficiency plans

8 March 2023

Many primary leaders expect their annual bills to more than double by the end of the year. Counsellor, strategist, social worker, motivator… the list of roles a headteacher has to…

Flexible working in schools: exploring the costs and benefits

4 February 2023

Research into the perceived financial and non-financial costs and benefits associated with implementing flexible working in schools. The Department for Education (DfE) has committed to promoting flexible working within schools.…

DfE: How we are supporting schools and colleges to be energy efficient

29 December 2022

It’s important that schools and colleges are energy efficient so they can provide the best possible learning environments for young people, minimise operating costs and reduce carbon emissions. The government…

Individuals prohibited from managing or governing schools – updated

20 November 2022

The Secretary of State for Education can prohibit or restrict an individual from taking part in the management, or governance, of a school by issuing a direction under section 128 of…

Schools Like Yours – Updated for 2022

14 November 2022

Schools Like Yours is a free tool designed to help you benchmark your school against similar schools, giving you if not complete freedom then a lot of options to decide…

School governance update – Sept 2022

30 September 2022

September's school governance update was released on 29th September 2022 by the Department for Education (DfE). The information relates to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England and…