Aldi competition to highlight healthy eating education in schools launches

Children in primary schools are more likely to eat healthily compared to secondary school age pupils, according to new research by Aldi.

Teach First’s LGBT teacher intake doubles

Education charity Teach First has released new figures showing a near-doubling of LGBT+ teachers within its intake.

UK illiteracy is costing £36 billion a year

The UK economy is losing £36 billion each year due to functional illiteracy, a new report suggests.

 School business managers are playing “vital” role in reducing headteachers’ workload in Wales

Education secretary Kirsty Williams has thanked school business managers from across Wales for their role in reducing headteachers’ workload.

Calculators can improve pupil’s maths skills, but shouldn’t be used every day research shows

Using calculators in maths lessons can boost pupils’ calculation and problem-solving skills, but they need to be used in a thoughtful and considered way, new research shows.

School funding crisis is having a negative impact on performance, poll shows

A new poll by school leader’s union NAHT highlights the full impact of the funding crisis hitting schools.

Number of fines for missing school drops but absent rate rises

There have been less fines for poor school attendance than last year, despite the absence rate in state-funded schools increasing from 1.1 per cent to 1.3 per cent.

 Wealthy parents should be taxed to make allocation of grammar places fairer

Research has shown that children who have been tutored for the 11-plus are more likely to win a grammar school place.

Education committee calls for reforms on social mobility commission

The education committee has said that the social mobility commission should be given the power to publish impact assessments on social injustice in legislative proposals.

Mayor launches £3 million sports programme for young people

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched 'Sport Unites', an innovative new programme that uses the power of sport to boost social integration, increase participation and improve the physical and mental health of Londoners.

ASA bans essay-writing firms advert

UK Essays has had its adverts banned after being found to be misleading to students.

Scottish teachers set to strike over management practices

NASUWT has issued a notice of strike action to East Dunbartonshire Council following its failure to tackle management practices which the union says “have an adverse impact on the workload and working conditions of teachers”.