The Treasury told Tes that funding to local authorities and schools would taper off by 2026 when it expects most schools will be able to deliver the provision self-sufficiently, funded by charging parents.
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NEU attacks ‘new and unusual’ DfE stance on pay talks
The NEU teaching union went ahead with a two day teacher strike this week and said that 300,000 members were taking part. It also strongly criticised the DfE for meeting with the other main education unions this week but refusing to meet the NEU unless it called off the strike.
Oak National Academy: Ofsted to advise subject groups
Ofsted subject lead inspectors will work as advisers on Oak National Academy’s expert groups, it has been announced today. But Oak has said the Ofsted advisers will not have a formal role in defining or recommending its curriculum.
DfE seeks ‘outstanding’ leader to be next Ofsted chief
On the subject of Ofsted, the government has formally launched the search for the next chief inspector to replace Amanda Spielman. A job advert for the next HMCI has been published revealing a drop in salary from the £189k paid to Ms Spielman to £165,000 for her successor