The New Schools Network has unveiled its new Advisory Council, featuring 16 members including former schools minister David Laws and former Ofsted chair Baroness Morgan.

Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw has warned against potential plans to open new grammar schools, describing it as a ‘profoundly retrograde step’.

The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) has set a date for the start of the formal postal ballot on industrial action on reducing teacher workload.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to give councils oversight of academy finances.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has criticised the government’s focus on the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc), claiming it is ‘narrowing the curriculum’.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that falling numbers of school nurses may be putting vulnerable children at risk of exploitation and abuse.

The government’s new child obesity plan outlines that primary schools should provide at least 30 minutes of ‘moderate to vigorous’ physical activity a day.

Only 38 per cent of people believe that the government should build more grammar schools and encourage more schools to select on academic ability, according to a YouGov poll.

The Labour Party has pledged to reinstate the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) if it is elected into power at the next general election.

Pupils who study at state schools are less likely to appeal their exam results than their independent school peers, figures suggest.

Oxfordshire County Council cabinet member for education Melinda Tilley has said that she would immediately write to Education Secretary Justine Greening if the ban on opening new grammar schools is lifted.

Lifting the ban on new grammar schools in the UK should not be given the green light without considering the impact on the teacher recruitment crisis, a recruitment expert has warned.

Nick Gibb has been given an expanded ministerial brief as the Minister of State for School Standards following a Department for Education (DfE) reshuffle.

Potential plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools in England are likely to face cross party opposition in both the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

The gap between the number of pupils who attended independent schools going to University compared with their state school peers has widened, according to government figures.

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