MP group urges DfE to look at pupils mobile phone use

Along with a group of seven Tory MPs, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has called for pupils to be banned from using their mobile phones at school.

Hygiene poverty affecting primary school children, says charity

According to a survey by Charity In Kind Direct, primary school children are arriving for their lessons unwashed and in dirty clothes because their parents cannot afford to buy washing powder, soap or shampoo.

43 per cent of children worried about air pollution

43 per cent of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school.

Environment Agency in water safety education drive

Staff recently carried out visits to local schools in south west Derbyshire to educate pupils about water safety

Lunch clubs in Wales provide free meals during school holidays

As first announced earlier this year, the government in Wales has been providing free school meals during the summer holidays after putting £500,00

Children’s Commissioner warns of internet ‘junk food’ as new campaign launches

New ‘Digital 5 A Day’ campaign aims to give children and parents easy to follow steps to achieve a balanced ‘digital diet’.

Teachers' pay rises need to be ‘fully funded’

The ASCL has urged the government to ‘fully fund’ all pay rises in the education sector and remove the one per cent pay cap on teachers’ pay.

LGA raises concerns over use of soft drinks levy cash

Councils have expressed concern that money earmarked for boosting physical activity and healthy eating in schools is not diverted to plug gaps in education funding.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has pledged to wipe out the use of the word "gay" as a term of abuse in schools, according to the Evening Standard.

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).

New head of OFSTED Amanda Spielman has come under criticism from the Government for labelling its Grammar schools policy a "distraction" and a “complication”.

The Children and Social Work Bill, which would allow councils to opt out of key legal duties to children, is being debated in the House of Commons today.

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced a £50 million grant scheme to provide thousands of new childcare places.

Theresa May is expected to announce that secondary schools in Britain will be offered training on how to identify and help children who are suffering mental health issues.



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