School standards minister Nick Gibb has announced £96 million to help pupils of music, drama and dance to gain opportunities to kick start their careers.

Support staff are working overtime due to increasing workloads, survey finds

School support staff such as teaching assistants and school administrators are working overtime as a result of increasing workloads and cuts to school staff, new research shows.

Entries for Learning Technologies Awards open for learning professionals

The Learning Technologies Awards 2017 is open for entries for learning professionals to get recognition for their work across 17 categories.

Increase in number of Scottish school exclusions relating to weapon attacks

The number of school exclusions involving weapon attacks in Scotland has soared to a five-year high.

Schools in poorer areas can do more to improve children’s eating habits

Schools in more deprived areas should be doing more to entice pupils to eat at school, new research has found.

Teachers are leaving profession due to workload

Research conducted by the National Education Union (NEU) shows that workload is causing 80 per cent of teachers to consider leaving the profession.

FOI request shows lack of asbestos management in schools

The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) has released figures which show that asbestos is not being managed enough across schools.

 Rise in job vacancies in the education sector

The education sector has seen an increase in job vacancies by 17.5 per cent, according to new statistics comparing data between February and March 2018, from the CV-Library.

The money raised will go towards doubling the Primary Sports Premium, the creation of a Healthy Pupils Capital Fund to help schools upgrade their sports facilities, and give children access to PE equipment.

The Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme from Boots is offering primary schools the chance to win £5,000 for school trips by taking part in the Sun Ready Photo Challenge.

Around 210,000 children who would not have qualified for free school meals under the former system will gain entitlement under universal credits, while 160,000 will now be ineligible.

The Sutton Trust has reported that as many as 1,000 Sure Start children’s centres have closed since 2009, which is twice as many as the government has reported.