Acting Up: Labour plans to address performing arts class gap

Published today. the Labour Party’s ‘Acting Up’ report highlights a widening class gap in the performing arts and suggests that stage, television or film roles are “increasingly dominated by a narrow set of people from well-off backgrounds”.

Pupils should be taught to avoid gangs

The children's commissioner has claimed that PSHE lessons should teach pupils how to avoid being sucked into gangs or exploited by criminals.

Arts leader slams DfE's E-Bacc decision

Arts leaders have condemned the government’s decision to go ahead with the English Baccalaureate as “short-sighted” and “ridiculous”.

Swimming provision ‘unacceptable’ says former Olympian Steve Parry

One in 20 schools fails to meet curriculum swimming requirements, according to the latest report from Swim England, which recommends a major overha

Techincal Education set for £65m boost

Education Secretary Justine Greening expected to say: “A skills revolution for Brexit Britain is the real strategy on migration”.

Research shows just one per cent of inspection reports mention SRE

Commenting on the release yesterday of secondary school performance data for England in 2015/16, teachers union NAHT says pupils who would be more suited to a broader range of GCSE subjects are not being served well by having their subjects restricted by EBacc.

Conservative MPs have voted to block plans for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory.

A survey by a national children’s charity Barnardo’s has shown that almost three quarters of teenagers want all schools to have lessons on sex and relationships (SRE).

Children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has called for a digital citizenship programme in every school, warning that children are being ‘left to fend for themselves in the digital world’.

Outgoing Ofsted Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has fiercely criticised Birmingham’s ‘awful’ schools and ‘failing’ children’s services.

Despite the government push to promote computing in schools, new research suggests girls and poorer students risk being left behind.

Dame Louise Casey has called for British values to be included on the core curriculum on all schools following her review into social integration in Britain.

It has been confirmed that art history a-level will not be discontinued, after a successful campaign to save the subject.

The chairs of five Parliamentary Select Committees have written to the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening to call for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PHSE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) to be made a statutory subject in schools.

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