The names of three more deputy directors have been revealed to academy trust chief executives.

Author Meg Rosoff has condemned UK education policy, describing the government’s focus on exams as ‘an assault on childhood’.

Education directors in Scotland have advised that the new education secretary John Swinney must rebuild the government’s broken relationship with councils, following budget cuts.

The Department for Education (DfE) is set to appoint eight new senior civil servants to head up regional schools commissioner (RSC) offices and help manage their rising workload.

A study by thinktank CentreForum has found that a new policy to provide working families with 30 hours of free childcare for under five-year-olds could widen the attainment gap when children start school.

The Association of Colleges (AoC) has said that new harder GCSEs could be off-putting for many further educations (FE) learners.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called on the government to address educational disadvantage in the North, claiming this should be at the heart of efforts to create a Northern Powerhouse.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said he will take ‘all measures necessary’ to overturn the High Court ruling which has prompted doubts over the term-time holiday regulations.

According to Tes, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is seeking a new wave of talks with teaching unions which will centre on pay, workload and other areas of concern.

Durham County Council has approved plans to terminate the 2,700 teaching assistant contracts and employ the teaching staff on new agreements with different terms and conditions.

Unions have come together to call on the government to drop the new Education Bill from the Queen’s speech and instead ‘engage in meaningful discussions with groups representing the education profession’.

Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector of Ofsted, has warned that investigations have found over 100 illegal schools operating in England, more than previously thought.

Neil Carmichael, Education select committee chairman, has said that parents are likely to be confused after a recent ruling concluded that a parent who had taken his child out of school for a holiday was not liable to pay a fine, due to the child having a good record of attendance otherwise.

According to a review carried out by the Scottish government, new qualifications in the country have resulted in a significant amount of pressure on teachers and pupils.

New research published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has recommended that £500 million of NHS funding should be earmarked to provide mental health professionals for every school in England.

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