• Children are less ready for school than five years ago, say school leaders

    By Jonathan Swift on September 6, 2017
    Eight out of ten school leaders report that many children arriving at primary school are not ready to take part in classroom activities. Of these, 86 per cent were concerned that children’s school readiness is worse than five years ago. The findings come from a new survey of school leaders published today by NAHT and the Family and Childcare Trust. […]
  • Government Budget priorities are ‘fundamentally wrong’, says NAHT

    By Jonathan Swift on March 7, 2017
    Commenting on extra resources to be allocated to grammar schools and free schools in tomorrow’s Budget, Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said: “School leaders will be bitterly disappointed by today’s budget details but those who will suffer most are the millions of pupils in schools facing massive and unsustainable budget cuts. “Hundreds of millions of pounds […]
  • Prospect seeks talks with DfE on school improvement

    By Jonathan Swift on December 12, 2016
    The Prospect union has written to education secretary Justine Greening requesting a meeting with Department for Education officials to discuss the government’s funding plans and strategy for school improvement. In the letter, national secretary Philippa Childs welcomes the government’s announcement of £50m a year for local authorities to continue to monitor and commission school improvement for low-performing maintained schools, and […]