Lack of female headteachers in secondary state schools, statistics show

Only 38 per cent of headteachers at state secondary schools in England are women, despite the majority of teachers at those schools being female, according to new research.

Poverty is harming children’s educational opportunities, union says

Growing child poverty is affecting children’s learning and education staff are increasingly providing the services and essentials of daily life to stop families “falling through the cracks”, according to NEU education professionals.

Majority of teachers believe they come into contact with pupils experiencing mental health issues

A new survey conducted by NASUWT has found that out of 1,359 teachers, 96 per cent believe they come into contact with pupils who are experiencing mental health issues.

Union calls for more teacher protection from “malicious allegations”

NASUWT is calling for more to be done to address the issue of malicious allegations being made my pupils against teachers.

Ofqual to ensure exam boards set appropriate grade standards in new GCSE and A Levels

Exam regulator Ofqual has published its corporate plan for 2018 to 2021, which includes plans to regulate the “validity and safe delivery of general qualifications”.

The Scottish Government has updated its Scottish Strategy for Autism, with support announced for teachers, healthcare workers and social care staff.

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner is taking her party’s education policies, dubbed the National Education Service, on a ‘roadshow’ across England.

£514 million has been announced to expand or improve the condition of school buildings across the country, in order to create more good school places.

Sponsors for 14 new special free schools announced

A range of measures are being launched to provide support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Teachers to gather for annual conference to discuss mental health

Teachers from across the UK, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Gibraltar will be gathering in Birmingham for the Annual Conference of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union, over the Easter weekend.

National Schools Snowsport Week 2018 set to launch

Artificial slopes across England and Wales are set to offer free or heavily discounted activities to school and youth groups as part of National Schools Snowsport Week.

School holiday rules prevent pupils from taking dance exams

Rules that stop families going on holiday during term-time are stopping some children from taking external exams for dance, drama and music.