The Society of Authors has issued a statement to the government warning that the current testing regime is undermining children’s ‘pleasure in writing’ and their powers of ‘creativity and self-expression’.

Primary teachers have raised concerns after school children were left upset after taking ‘one of hardest’ tests yet to be seen in the Key Stage 2 qualification.

Research for BBC Newsround has revealed that nearly 90 per cent of Year 6 pupils in England feel pressure to do well in tests.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said that tougher tests for primary school children are needed to encourage pupils to utilise a ‘beautiful command of English’.

Ofsted chief Michael Wilshaw has voiced support of the government’s plans to impose tougher primary tests, after a campaign was held opposing the move.

Members of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has announced that teachers are due to step up industrial action against reforms to the Curriculum for Excellence, by boycotting any work associated with the changes.

Thousands of parents in England are set to keep their children off school for a day, as part of the ‘Let Our Kids Be Kids’ campaign protesting the introduction of tougher new Sats.

Community languages such as Panjabi, Portuguese and Japanese will continue to be offered in schools thanks to action taken by the government.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has warned that teachers are in need of protection from parents who accuse them of brainwashing their children.

The Department for Education (DfE) has accidentally published a forthcoming test online, months before the exam is due to take place.

According to research by NatCen Social Research, disadvantaged primary school pupils who take part in after-school clubs were found to achieve better results than those who did not attend such clubs.

According to a report by the British Council and Education Development Trust, the interaction of more rigorous marking for GCSE languages is putting pupils off taking the subject.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) has recommended that the primary school curriculum be adapted to include studies regarding the manufa

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced plans for new food degree apprenticeships which will combine a high quality degree and on-the-job training.

The House of Lords social mobility committee has published a report claiming that scrapping the national curriculum for pupils over 14 and taking careers advice away from schools could help young people make better choices about their future.

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