Parents in the UK are unhappy with local play facilities for children and think more funding should be allocated, according to research from the Association of Play Industries (API).

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has paid performance bonuses of £510,000 to its staff, prompting school leaders to express concerns against tight budgets.

Less than 50 per cent of teachers believe the government’s pupil premium policy has had a positive impact on the disadvantaged pupils it was designed to help, a YouGov poll has found.

The government has published plans containing guidelines about how the 2,000 Madrassas in England will be regulated and inspected.

A report entitled ‘What training do teachers need?’ has called for two-year ‘higher-level apprenticeships’ in order to counter ‘anti-intellectualism’ and prevent new staff from quitting.

The majority of parents believe Ofsted inspections of schools should be more frequent, according to a recent poll.

The High Court has ruled that the new religious studies GCSE represents a ‘breach of duty’ for not including non-religious world views.

Universities have warned that reforms to teacher training courses could see high quality teacher trainees turned away as national limits are reached.

Chancellor George Osborne’s assurance that the education budget would be protected was confirmed in the Spending Review, while he announced schools funding would increase by £10 billion.

Ofsted has released findings of its inspections into 22 independent schools, formerly inspected by the discredited Bridge Schools Inspectorate (BSI), revealing four in five were rated as inadequate or in need of improvement.

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) suggests that teachers’ pay has declined in real terms since 2008.

Teachers should be trained to identify the signs of sexual abuse, according to a new report from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.

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