Public Health England (PHE) has developed a series of new resources for secondary school teachers to use in their lesson plans as part of the Rise Above for Schools programme.

Sabrina Smith - return to teaching

Former teachers are being encouraged to return to the profession as Essex County Council relaunches a campaign to help tackle the recruitment challenge in schools.

A new guide backed by the Welsh government for parents with adopted children on how to work with schools to benefit their child’s education has been launched.

The Department for Education cannot show that its efforts to improve teacher retention and quality are having a positive impact, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

According to the teachers’ union NASUWT, too many schools are awarding inflation-busting pay rises to senior management “while teachers are not even receiving the one per cent pay award”.

The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), which champions school-led teacher training and development, has appointed a new executive director.

Ritz London has agreed to take part in this year’s LACA National School Meals Week (NSMW) by offering a placement on the ‘Host a School Chef’ programme.

The Wakefield Academies Trust has decided to give up its 21 schools following a “robust period of review and evaluation”.

The government’s new Strategic School Improvement Fund will see 56 learning projects benefit from £20 million, as part of the first round of grants.

Exams watchdog Ofqual is changing how it publishes geographical breakdowns of data in Official/National Statistics outputs.

Councils are set to receive pressure to place children in boarding schools instead of in residential care.

Teachers in Scotland are experiencing mounting workload and stress, resulting in 40 per cent of staff considering leaving their role in the next 18 months.

Poorer pupils in England receive less help with their homework in comparison to their better-off classmates, research shows.

Gender stereotypes are still around in classrooms with girls preferring arts and humanities and boys favouring maths and sciences, a survey shows.

More than 30,000 new school places have been created across England as the number of free schools opened since 2011 passes 500.

The poorest children are nearly 13 months behind their wealthier peers by the time they sit their GCSE exams, a new report shows.

In the past two years, vacant teaching posts have increased by 24 per cent, Eteach data has shown.

Children are less ready for school than five years ago, according to school leaders.

The Department for Education is advertising for an academy school improvement expert and trust development expert at the regional school's commissioner’s office.

Out of 13 universities which have become lead sponsors of formerly struggling schools 2015-16, four are labelled “high-status” institutions.

Fruit and vegetables given to four to six-year olds as part of a government scheme to promote healthy eating have been found to contain residues of 123 different pesticides.

Academics have said that schools are harming the chance of success for lower-ability pupils by teaching in ability sets.

The public sector pay squeeze is leaving teachers over £5,000 a year worse off in real terms in comparison to 2010.

Two in three secondary pupils worry about their appearance when going back to school, research shows

Sixty-nine per cent of young people are worried about parts of their appearance as they prepare to go back to school this week (4 September), research has shown.

Marathon for NSMW

As part of National School Meals Week, Karen Robinson will be running the equivalent of five Marathons powered only by school meals.

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