The governing body for Durand Academy Trust has come to the decision to close its boarding school, Tes has reported.

Eleven teaching posts in Dundee have still not been filled, two weeks before the start of the new term.

Schools with a mix of pupils from different ethnic and religious communities have less anxiety towards different backgrounds, government research has shown.

Breastfeeding should be added to the school curriculum to help end the stigma about feeding in public, doctors have said.

Exam boards will no longer publish grade boundaries the day before pupils receive their GCSE and A Level results because of concerns regarding the welfare of pupils.

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.

Pupils should be taught to avoid gangs

The children's commissioner has claimed that PSHE lessons should teach pupils how to avoid being sucked into gangs or exploited by criminals.

Over a third of examiners say they did not receive training on changes to the re-marking process prior to the implementation of new reforms, research from Ofqual shows.

Analysis of overcrowding in English primary schools, published by the Labour Party, suggests that more than a half of million pupils are being taught in super-size classes.

The Department for Education has stated that 19 local authorities have invited applications to run new special free schools, potentially creating 1,600 new special free school places.

School 'in breach of funding agreement' after failing to enter pupils for GCSEs

Inspectors have stated that a school's recent failure to enter pupils into exams was a breach of the statutory requirements and the school’s own funding agreement.

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.

Unqualified teacher levels reflect the wider teacher shortage, says ACSL

According to the DfE’s annual school workforce survey, the amount of teachers without formal qualifications has increased by over 60 per cent in four years.

Arts leader slams DfE's E-Bacc decision

Arts leaders have condemned the government’s decision to go ahead with the English Baccalaureate as “short-sighted” and “ridiculous”.

Astrea Academy Trust has given its teachers a two per cent pay rise, despite only a national government increase of one percent, Tes has reported.

Scottish schools in poor areas to get £45 million to close attainment gap

Nine local authorities and 72 individual schools have been allocated funding from the Scottish Attainment Challenge for education initiatives and projects targeting the most deprived children.

Half of primary school pupils sought support from food banks last summer, figures show

Anti-poverty charity The Trussell Trust has revealed that new data shows last summer almost half of children receiving help from foodbanks were primary school students.

Financial management review of academy chain reveals ‘significant failings’

An Education Standards Funding Agency review into academy chain The Enquire Learning Trust has found that four senior leaders were being paid “off

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.

Swimming provision ‘unacceptable’ says former Olympian Steve Parry

One in 20 schools fails to meet curriculum swimming requirements, according to the latest report from Swim England, which recommends a major overha

Bidvine.com has noticed an 118 per cent increase in the number of parents looking for summer tutors since last July

Numbers

The government money will boost the capacity of schools, colleges and universities to deliver good quality teaching for post-16 maths courses including Core, A level and further maths.

The number of pupils expelled for physically assaulting adults has risen by a fifth in the past year, statistics have shown.

The Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has announced that more funds will be poured into the education sector following reallocation of money.

Teachers union NASUWT has criticised the government’s move to push the state pension age to 68.

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