Ofsted schools shift faces councils' flak
Council chiefs have branded Ofsted's new regime for inspecting local authorities' efforts to boost school performance as 'inadequate' and 'inappropriate'.
DfE schools plan branded 'illogical'
The Department for Education has rejected claims it is centralising the education system by setting up a 'middle tier' of civil servants to supervise academy and local authority maintained schools.
Outsourcing plans give union cause for concern
Unison has raised fresh concerns over outsourcing of public services after Doncaster MBC confirmed it is looking for a private partner to take on its children's services department.