Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has called for reforms to the current exam board system, warning that multiple exam boards competing for business from schools has a danger of watering down standards.

Ofsted’s chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that the biggest challenge facing schools in England is a lack of quality teachers and leaders.

A campaign charity is calling for parents to have more power to voice concerns about a school and demand the removal of head teachers.

The Department for Education’s Tom Bennett will launch a wide ranging inquiry aimed at improving teacher’s classroom management, which will evaluate the impact of mobile phone in the classroom.

An East London school could become the biggest in the country as proposals are drawn up to help ease the current pupil place crisis.

Coventry’s Richard Lee Primary School, once judged the school most in need of repair in England, is being officially reopened by Schools Minister Nick Gibb following its refurbishment under the Priority School Building Programme.

A new report by Ofsted questions the quality of teaching and leadership during Key Stage 3 education, raising concerns over whether students are sufficiently supported and challenged to make the best start to secondary school.

The number of education staff working 48 hours or more a week has risen by 31 per cent over the last five years.

The government has announced its intention to give summer-born children the right to start in reception at the age of five.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has invited England’s top business leaders to improve failing schools across the country.

Over 90 per cent of primary school Ofsted reports do not mention science, a recent study has suggested.

Less than a quarter of school leaders believe that ending the national curriculum levels system of assessment will benefit pupils, a survey by TES and the NAHT shows.

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