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English School System Fragmented, Costly And Confusing

A major investigation into the comparative costs of the two parallel schools systems in England, and those of other countries, has found that academies and multi-academy trusts on the one hand, and local authority managed schools on the other, have hugely disparate costs with the [...]

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New teachers’ salaries – set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23

Starting salaries for teachers in England could rise by up to £6,000 under new government plans. The Department for Education said the move would make new teachers' salaries - set to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23 - "among the most competitive" in the graduate labour market. Unions [...]

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John Scurr Primary School – Football Team

The Year 6 boys and girls of John Scurr Primary School played in a mixed football tournament on 29th June 2019. The tournament was organised by "Ambassadors in Sport" who are a Christian organisation that to offer football to the community. The Y6 boys and girls [...]

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New Teachers’ Pay Grant to fund teachers’ pay inflation increases in 2018/19 and 2019/20

Recently the DfE has published guidance for schools and local authorities on the new Teachers’ Pay Grant for the financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20. The grant will be paid based on the number of pupils aged 2 to 19 in all nursery, primary, secondary maintained schools and academies. [...]

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FASNA forming a new organisation

Interesting article about FASNA forming a new organisation for a sector body to speak authoritatively to government and support academy trusts as a corporate entity. In July, leaders asked members if they wanted to “reshape, rebrand and rename” the organisation as the “sector body for the [...]

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