The majority of teachers are facing confusion over the pay policy, while many are still waiting to learn whether their salaries will increase this year as schools struggle with budget cuts.

Head teachers have warned that the teacher shortage will be exacerbated by the government’s proposal to limit teachers’ pay rises to one per cent.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced a partnership with NHS England to trial a named single point of contact in 255 schools to promote ‘better joined-up working’ between schools and health services.

According to research conducted by TES, school debt is on course to more than double within the next two years.

The Department for Education has released official figures showing 485 teachers are earning a salary of £65,000 or more, after an investigation was launched into complaints claiming a teacher recruitment advertisement was misleading.

Ofsted chair Sir Michael Wilshaw has called for financial incentives to tackle teacher shortages.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has paid performance bonuses of £510,000 to its staff, prompting school leaders to express concerns against tight budgets.

Less than 50 per cent of teachers believe the government’s pupil premium policy has had a positive impact on the disadvantaged pupils it was designed to help, a YouGov poll has found.

Chancellor George Osborne’s assurance that the education budget would be protected was confirmed in the Spending Review, while he announced schools funding would increase by £10 billion.

Plans to rectify funding differences in spending across England are expected to be outlined in the upcoming Spending Review.

The Department for Education will provide £300,000 to extend the Project Ability grant for a further year, it has been announced.

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