Public Accounts Committe slams PFI 'waste of taxpayer funds'

A report from the Public Accounts Committee on Private Finance Initiative deals has blasted the Treasury, saying there are "no plans to assess the value for money of PFI".

NAHT School Business Leaders Survey suggests pay levels still not fair

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) lastest pay and responsibilities survey suggests that school business leaders' pay has increased by 9 per cent since 2016, but still falls behind the rest of the leadership team.

Rural councils call for fairer deal as school transport services scaled back

England’s rural councils warn it is becoming increasingly difficult to fund free school transport

Funding for new schools in Scotland announced

A £28 million investment will be shared between four new schools in Scotland as part of the fifth phase of the £1.8 billion ‘Schools for the Future’ programme.

Lunch clubs in Wales provide free meals during school holidays

As first announced earlier this year, the government in Wales has been providing free school meals during the summer holidays after putting £500,00

Teachers' pay rises need to be ‘fully funded’

The ASCL has urged the government to ‘fully fund’ all pay rises in the education sector and remove the one per cent pay cap on teachers’ pay.

The Department for Education has stated that 19 local authorities have invited applications to run new special free schools, potentially creating 1,600 new special free school places.

LGA raises concerns over use of soft drinks levy cash

Councils have expressed concern that money earmarked for boosting physical activity and healthy eating in schools is not diverted to plug gaps in education funding.

Astrea Academy Trust has given its teachers a two per cent pay rise, despite only a national government increase of one percent, Tes has reported.

Scottish schools in poor areas to get £45 million to close attainment gap

Nine local authorities and 72 individual schools have been allocated funding from the Scottish Attainment Challenge for education initiatives and projects targeting the most deprived children.

Financial management review of academy chain reveals ‘significant failings’

An Education Standards Funding Agency review into academy chain The Enquire Learning Trust has found that four senior leaders were being paid “off

Techincal Education set for £65m boost

Education Secretary Justine Greening expected to say: “A skills revolution for Brexit Britain is the real strategy on migration”.

The number of students saying their university was "poor" or "very poor" value had almost doubled since 2012, according to a survey published by th

Cash announced last year to fund academy plan is to be taken back after compulsory conversion 'ditched'

A package to support embedding the reforms made to the system of support for children with special educational needs has been announced by Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson.

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