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The Independent Schools Sector report

This new research report, ‘The Independent Schools Sectors’, will be a useful and informative tool to aid members’ knowledge and understanding of the private school sector. It provides an overview of the independent schools’ sector in the UK. We examine the history of private education and the current size and shape of the market including … Continued

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The Kreston Academy Benchmark Report 2023

The Academy sector has reported surpluses for the year ended 31 August 2022, but not as high as last year’s record highs. The average surplus for an academy this year is £203,000. This is a slight increase from £185,000 last year, but lower than £467,000 in 2020. The average surplus varies depending on the size … Continued

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The Learning Village makes the Teach Secondary 2020 shortlist

The Learning Village secondary-level programme – The Islands – has been shortlisted in the Teach Secondary awards 2020. This follows...
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The Link Live, speech and language online conference for schools, is back!

Join hundreds of SENCos, teachers and TAs at The Link Live – SLCN: A Whole School Approach. Date: Friday 11th...
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The refreshed National Plan for Music in English schools

In 2011 the Government commissioned an independent review of musical education in England chaired by, the now Chief Executive of the Arts Council England, Darren Henley. The review identified inequalities in provision between both the regions and socio-economic groups. Key recommendations included: All schools to provide children with a broad music education. Giving all children … Continued

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The School Year September 2013

This document provides a brief summary of the proposition of the right to change the pattern of school terms and holidays to be extended to maintained schools in England from September 2015, who will have the freedom to allocate the minimum 190 days of term time as they see fit. 

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The State of Evidence in EdTech

BESA and EDUCATE Ventures have published their new collaborative research paper “The State of Evidence in EdTech 2023”.    This...
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The State of the Estate

In light of the National Audit Office report into the condition of school buildings which found 700,000 pupils attending schools...
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The State of the Estate – A Special Report by BESA

This special report, commissioned by BESA, examines the provision and condition of school building and infrastructure of over 900 UK schools. Research has shown that the condition of a building has a substantiative impact on the wellbeing, attainment, and behaviour of pupils and staff. Despite this a recent report by the National Audit Office found … Continued

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The teacher who wants children to spend more time on their phones

Arc Maths, the maths app for secondary school aged pupils, is making maths support more widely available by launching versions...
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