Councils look out for Local Government Ombudsman

You might be surprised how the LGO handled a parent complaint about a local authority’s efforts to find alternative education for an excluded child.

A MAT made in Heaven?

How schools and multi-academy trusts may get to know each other better before tying the knot.

New education secretary, same goals?

How will Damian Hinds, the new Secretary of State for Education, make his mark?

Gender pay on display

New initiative requires employers to bare all and publish gender pay gap results

Reading between the lines: Searching children in school

The latest on school powers to search, screen and confiscate… and a child’s ability to give consent.

It’s not us, it’s EU

Raising the bar across the continent or unwanted meddling in nations’ school matters? We look at Europe’s ambitious Education Area plans.

Care when suspending staff

The “knee-jerk” response of suspending a teacher, amidst safeguarding allegations, is not a neutral act by the employer.

Justine Greening gives the North East the nod

Plans set out for DfE to increase spending on schools by £1.3 billion leading to 2020.

Case law considering ‘fundamental British values’

Courts hard at work resolving scenarios to help interpret the law in a progressive way.

“Exclud-sive” Education?

A Grammar School in Kent appears in the news for all the wrong reasons.