Teach First has called on the new government to put tackling educational equality at the heart of its plans to ‘build a better Britain’.

New Education Secretary Justine Greening has said that the government should be ‘open minded’ about the opening of new grammar schools in England.

Nick Gibb has kept his position as Schools Minister following Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle.

Nicky Morgan has confirmed that she has lost her position as Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.

David Cameron has announced 31 new free schools on his final visit as Prime Minister.

A third of referrals made under the government’s ‘Prevent’ counter terrorism strategy came from the education sector in 2015, according to figures released by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

Parents have been fined a total of £5.6 million across England and Wales for taking their children out of school during term time.

Academisation ‘does not automatically raise standards’ and many local authority run schools are outperforming academies, according to new research published by the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

A number of schools in England have been closed or disrupted as a result of the one-day strike staged by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) over school funding.

The Scottish government has outlined plans to close the education attainment gap across Scotland over the next five years.

Pat Glass has resigned as shadow education secretary, just two days after being appointed to the role.

Pat Glass has been appointed as the new shadow education secretary, following Lucy Powell’s resignation.

The Sottish government has been accused of treating schoolchildren ‘like guinea pigs’ as it pushed forward with plans to bring in national testing in P1, P4, P7 and S3 (Years 1, 4, 7 and 9).

The Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) has published a report calling on the government to ban children from being allowed to order takeaways to their school.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has said that school nurses could help tackle the crisis in children’s mental health, but that staff numbers were reducing.

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