Parents favour apprenticeships over university

Survey finds that more parents would prefer their child to get an apprenticeship rather than go to university.

SEN funding must support deaf students

Campaigners have called for an end to the current ‘funding crisis’ in deaf education.

Heads critical of new reception tests for five-year-olds

A survey has revealed that 86 per cent of headteachers are negative about the new reception baseline assessment.

Food banks increasing in schools

More schools in England are setting up food banks to help feed their pupils' families.

Outstanding schools will no longer be exempt from inspections

Schools rated outstanding will no longer be exempt from inspections by Ofsted, under new DfE plans.

Close academies to place all schools on ‘level playing field’

The current academies programme should be closed down to put all schools on a ‘level playing field’.

Start of ‘asthma season’ brings NHS warning

Doctors have urged parents to keep asthma medicine close at hand as children asthma admissions likely to rise.

£30,000 starting salaries proposed for teachers

Gavin Williamson has announced plans for the biggest reform to teacher pay in a generation, which could see salaries for new teachers rise to £30,000.

Johnson boosts schools with £14 billion package

The government will invest over £14 billion in primary and secondary education between now and 2022/23.

Half of parents want schools to ban mobile phones

Pupils now take more than £2.3 billion of gadgets into the classroom every day, with half of parents wanting them banned.

Downing Street celebrates girls education

Campaigners, teachers and young women have been welcomed to Downing Street by the Prime Minister.

Childhood happiness falls to lowest level in a decade

Childhood happiness has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, with more than 200,000 children unhappy with their lives.

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