Archive for March, 2016

Annal Nayyar reports – Nicky Morgan states there is No Reverse Gear – Academies

Ms Morgan paid tribute to the profession, but said there could be no pulling back from the government’s agenda of reform. The government has announced plans to make every school in England become an academy by 2020. However, the scheme has met with resistance from opposition parties, teachers’ unions and Conservative local councillors. But Ms [...]

Annal Nayyar reports on headlines of Education White Paper

White Paper proposals: All schools in England to move to academy status New funding system designed to benefit disadvantaged areas Heads who take over struggling schools given a two-and-a-half-year reprieve from Ofsted inspections, to enable them to turn things around An end to the legal obligation for academies to have parents as governors in all [...]

Annal Nayyar BBC Report Budget 2016: George Osborne to announce the end of the 3.30pm school bell

Annal Nayyar BBC Report Budget 2016: George Osborne to announce the end of the 3.30pm school bell The Chancellor will use his Budget to announce a new fund allowing a quarter of all schools in England to stay open later every day  

Annal Nayyar – BBC report Every school to become an academy, ministers to announce

Plans to force all schools in England to become academies are to be outlined in the Budget on Wednesday 16 -3-16 The Department for Education is expected to publish draft legislation as early as Thursday, BBC Newsnight has learned. The move would end the century-old role of local authorities as providers of education. An aide [...]

Annal Nayyar reports post-16 allocation statements for 2016 to 2017 academic year

The EFA have already issued more than 99% of final allocation statements to school, academy and further education institutions. These were uploaded to EFA Information Exchange in February. They will also be uploading the following statements by mid-March: summary statements for local authorities (not including student support funding) statements for special post-16 institutions (SPIs) and [...]

Annal Nayyar – reports on Information: national funding formula and high needs funding consultations

On Monday 7 March 2016, Department for Education (DfE) launched the first stage of its consultations on national funding formulae for schools and high needs funding. The consultation documents and instructions on how to respond can be found on the department’s consultation website. The deadline for responses for the first consultations is Sunday 17 April [...]

annal nayyar -Sir David Carter will use his new role to introduce a new hierarchical system for academies

The government’s new schools tsar has revealed his blueprint for bringing England’s 5,000 academies and free schools to heel. In his first interview since becoming national schools commissioner, Sir David Carter told TES of plans to identify the 100 weakest academies in the country and to introduce a new hierarchical system of academy chains. He [...]

annal nayyar- Schools continuing to struggle with teacher and headteacher recruitment

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has undertaken a survey into the effect the teacher recruitment crisis is having on schools. Nearly 900 school and college leaders responded, the majority of who represent secondary schools, both academy and maintained. Worryingly, 84% of respondents said that teacher shortages are having a detrimental impact on the education [...]