Magnus Bashaarat, head of Milton Abbey Independent School, has called upon independent schools to give equal prominence to vocational qualifications as they do A-levels.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has criticised the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), claiming it offers a ‘narrow vision of academic excellence’.

The Education (Scotland) Bill has been passed by Scottish Government, including new legislation for national testing in literacy and numeracy at primary and secondary level.

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has warned that music and drama could be squeezed out of the curriculum if the government pushes on with the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) proposal.

More should be done to support a cross curricular approach to Holocaust education, according to the Education Select Committee.

Writing in the Telegraph, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has criticised the culture of overturning new commitments that discourage pupils from studying core academic subjects.

Nicky Morgan has set out her plans for character education, at the official opening of the character symposium at Floreat School.

Young people’s safety is being undermined by wide variation in sex and relationships education, the Sex Education Forum has warned.

The ‘one size fits all’ secondary education system is letting down pupils who are less academic, according to Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw.

A YouGov survey conducted by TES has found that 54 per cent of head teachers believe their school could do more to utilise technology.

A number of MPs including the education, health, home affairs and business committee chairman have called upon the government to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education compulsory in schools.

The Northern Council of Mosques, representing 400 mosques, has opposed the government’s proposals to require madrassas in England to be registered and inspected.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to put education at the heart of the SNP’s election campaign ahead of the Scottish Parliament election in May.

11 year-olds will be expected to know their times tables up to 12x12 and will be tested using an on screen test before leaving primary school, under new government plans.

School’s are free to prioritise religious teachings over atheism and humanism and should teach that the UK is a principally Christian country, according to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.