The Liberal Democrat Party has promised to ‘end the current system of SATS in primary schools’, warning that tests have become a ‘distraction’ in schools.

Glasgow Council’s Education Services has advised schools in the area to relax uniform rules and be sensitive to disadvantaged pupils whose families may struggle to afford it.

The government has given the green light for 77 new free schools to be opened over the next few years, providing spaces for over 80,000 pupils.

The OECD’s head of education Andreas Schleicher has criticised plans to open new grammar schools in England, claiming there is no relationship between increasing selection and how well a school system performs.

82 per cent of teachers, school leaders and heads oppose opening new grammar schools, according to the results of a new poll.

Teaching assistants employed by Derby City Council have gone on strike over term-time only contracts which have led to significant pay cuts.

The Scottish government is facing a potential legal challenge over its decision not to allow young people to opt-out of religious observance in schools.

The government has officially launched its ‘Schools that work for everyone’ consultation, which seeks views on new education policy that includes lifting the ban on opening new grammar schools.

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to combat plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, warning they threaten to ‘take education back 60 years’.

Independent fee-paying schools will receive a boost from middle-class parents whose children fail the 11-plus, according to Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independents Schools Association.

The government is ‘choosing the wrong route towards social equality’ with its plans to reintroduce grammar schools in England, according to the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT).

New plans to reintroduce grammar schools into the English education system are set to be presented in the House of Commons today, giving MPs the chance to question Education Secretary Justine Greening over the proposals.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new plans to remove the rule that means faith schools must limit the number of pupils it selects on the basis of faith to 50 per cent.

After months of speculation, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, but with measures to ensure children from low-income families don’t miss out.

The government’s social mobility tsar has criticised expected plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, warning it would be a ‘disaster’ for education in England.

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