According to leaders of 80 of Northern Ireland’s (NI) largest schools, fewer teachers and larger classes are a result of rising costs.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) handling of the financial statements of academy trusts, sayin

Head teachers and school business managers have warned that funding cuts could cause special educational needs units at mainstream schools to close.

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has highlighted official figures which showed thousands of pupils in England started school underweight in 2015.

School spending per pupil across England is expected to fall by at least seven per cent in real-terms between 2015-16 and 2019-20, according to a new report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), has warned cuts to school library budgets risk the literacy of children.

Birmingham academy Perry Beeches Trust has been instructed to pay back more than £100,000 in government funding.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has warned that more teachers are expected to opt out of the teachers’ pension scheme after changes to pension programmes were announced in the Budget.

A new fairer funding formula for schools is set to come into effect by 2019, with the aim of creating a fairer and more transparent system.

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced plans to launch an ‘Excellence in Leadership Fund’, which will encourage multi-academy trusts and other providers to develop ‘innovative ways of boosting leadership’.

As part of his Budget speech in the House of Commons, Chancellor George Osborne has called for all schools in England to become academies by 2022.

The planned sixth form teachers’ strike has commenced despite a legal challenge from the government claiming it to be unlawful.

According to research conducted by Prudential, many school leavers are put off of becoming apprentices as a result of misconceptions over pay.

The government has declared that sixth-form teachers’ plans to strike are ‘unlawful’ and is set to look to the High Court to put a stop to the plans.

The large salaries enjoyed by chief executives at some of England’s academy chains is not justified by the performance of the schools they run, Sir Michael Wilshaw has said.

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