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Headteachers fight for funds to shore up England’s dilapidated classrooms

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When it rains, the pupils at Wales high school, south Yorkshire, know to look out for numerous obstacles as they move around the building - buckets, lots of buckets. “On a rainy day, it’s commonplace to see a dozen bu...

Special schools in England face funding squeeze, headteachers say

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Special schools in England are struggling to access crucial government funding worth hundreds of thousands of pounds to offset rising staff salaries and soaring fuel costs, headteachers have warned, with some facing c...

‘Fund state schools at the level of private ones’: what sort of levelling up do headteachers want?

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Headteachers John Barnes and Andrew O’Neill have both a lot and little in common. Both are successful leaders grappling with the impact of the pandemic as well as the usual challenges facing 21st-century schools. But ...

A headteacher’s diary: ‘First day back and we have 13 staff absent’

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Evelyn Forde, the headteacher of Copthall school in north-west London and vice-president of the Association of School and College Leaders, shares her diary from the first week back at school in 2022 as she grapples wi...

Liverpool headteachers describe ‘sinister’ tactics of anti-vaxx protesters

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Headteachers have described the “sinister” intimidation tactics being used by protesters against the vaccination against Covid of teenagers in schools. “It started with a few emails from a group calling itself Lawyers...

Headteachers call for reform of school admissions to redress attainment gap

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Headteachers have called for an overhaul of school admissions policies to prioritise places for children from disadvantaged backgrounds as a way of addressing the widening attainment gap between richer and poorer pupi...

Headteachers call for 75% examination fee rebate in England

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Headteachers in England are calling for examination fee rebates of at least 75% to reflect the additional workload teachers have taken on this year as a result of the cancellation of A-level and GCSE exams for the sec...

‘Tutors change daily’: headteachers call for control of Covid catchup money

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When the government announced its first tranche of Covid recovery funding for schools, Anna Grice, a headteacher at Thameside primary in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, immediately knew where to go, as she had an existing rela...

English secondary school headteachers among best paid in the world

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Headteachers in England are among the highest-paid in the world, and the gap between school leader and teacher salaries is one of the widest, new analysis has revealed. A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-o...