Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England has called for all schools to provide counselling for pupils.

Girls who attend single sex schools face being at a ‘huge disadvantage’, according to the head teacher of a leading independent school.

Sir David Carter has been appointed as the new National Schools Commissioner (NSC) by the Department for Education (DfE).

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to put education at the heart of the SNP’s election campaign ahead of the Scottish Parliament election in May.

Jahangir Akbar, a head teacher from Birmingham who was accused of misconduct in the so-called Trojan Horse scandal has been banned from teaching, but can challenge the ban after five years.

Following Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s announcement in November that £10 million worth of funding will be used to build seven new academy hubs in northern areas to drive up standards, academy sponsors are being invited to bid on the remaining £5 million.

The National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL) has stated it is excepting a surge of interest in the profession, as a result of New Year career resolutions.

11 year-olds will be expected to know their times tables up to 12x12 and will be tested using an on screen test before leaving primary school, under new government plans.

School’s are free to prioritise religious teachings over atheism and humanism and should teach that the UK is a principally Christian country, according to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Summer schools for disadvantaged pupils face closures as a result of having their funding withdrawn.

The revised A-level politics course has been criticised in the House for Lords for cutting feminism from the syllabus.

Over the past six years, there has been a 65 per cent increase in children recorded as home educated.

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