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.

Current measures to assess children’s reading ability are failing to take into account the whole range of activities that define whether a child is reading well, according to leading charities.

A large majority of teachers have raised concerns that education reforms with an increased focus on exams are undermining student’s health and wellbeing.

Responding to criticisms of the government’s plans to open new grammar schools, School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has claimed that establishing a ‘tutor proof’ 11-plus test is the ‘holy grail’.

New research published by the National Literacy Trust shows a significant drop in the number of young people writing outside the classroom.

Welsh Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has announced plans to set up a new National Network of Excellence for Mathematics to help boost standard

Sir Tony Robison, former presenter of Time Team, has criticised the scrapping of A-level archaeology.

British soul singer and former music supply teacher Laura Mvula has spoken out against cuts to creative subjects in schools, warning that it is limiting opportunities for poorer pupils and will leave music a preserve of the 'privileged few who can afford private lessons'.

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