Budget 2017: How will schools benefit?

The Spring Budget has been outlined by the chancellor Phillip Hammond in parliament, which includes measures designed to improve maths and computing in schools.

Premier League Primary Stars launches new Maths Attax resource

Premier League Primary Stars has launched the new maths education resource - Maths Attax.

Schools should not remind pupils of their gender, mental health expert

Schools should stop addressing students as “girls” or boys because it can reinforce gender stereotypes, a former government mental health champion has said.

 Ofqual event aims to shape the qualifications landscape

Ofqual has hosted an event for stakeholders to learn more about England’s vocational and technical qualifications landscape.

Nearly 18,000 schools are facing real terms cuts, data shows

The School Cuts website has updated its data, showing that 17,942 schools are facing real terms cuts in funding per pupil.

Campaigners crowdfund to challenge government over pupil nationality data

Campaigners have set up a crowdfunding campaign in order to take the Department for Education to the High Court following its decision to collect data on school pupil’s nationality and country of birth.

Rural Welsh schools to get £2.5m support fund

Small and rural schools in Wales are set to benefit from a £2.5 million grant to be used to encourage innovation and support greater school working.

Rise in cyberbullying counselling for schoolchildren

There has been as 12 per cent increase in the number of counselling sessions about cyberbullying held by Childline, research shows.

Free teaching toolkit co-produced by migrant young people to improve integration and inclusion in schools

Children’s charity Coram has launched a new teaching toolkit which aims to increase understanding of the experiences of migrant children and young people to improve integration and inclusion in schools.

Universal Credit roll-out could see over 50,000 more children eligible for free school meals

The Department for Education is asking for views on how the government can continue to support children most in need.

Institute of School Business Leadership launches in place of NASBM

The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) has been unveiled with a pledge to provide a voice to all school business professionals.

School road safety campaign launches make children THINK!

A new road safety campaign has been launched aimed at teachers and schools to help cut child fatalities.

Effectiveness of free schools cannot be measured yet, report says

According to a report by the Education Policy Institute, it is not yet possible to conclude whether free schools are more effective in improving pupil attainment than other schools.

School children to be offered direct engineering experience

The government is set to work with industry partners next year to form the Year of Engineering as part of a major push to tackle the skills gap.

Scottish maths and English student teacher numbers fall

New figures show that English and maths are struggling to attract student teachers in Scotland.

Teachers in Northern Ireland to need license to drive a minibus

School teachers in Northern Ireland will no longer be allowed to drive school minibuses with a car driving license, the BBC has reported.

New Teaching Regulation Agency to replace the NCTL

Staff at the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and the Department for Education are set to team up to support teachers at “every stage of their career”.

Pupils to be given advice on how to respond to terrorist attacks

Security experts from Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) have commissioned a new animated film designed to teach young people how to react if caught up in a gun or knife terror attack.

 Workloads for independent school staff has increased, union says

Independent school staff are having to give up an increasing amount of their free time to manage heavy workloads, according to a survey by the National Education Union (NEU).

Over half of young people have been bullied at school, poll shows

According to a poll by the Diana Award, as part of Anti-Bullying Week, 63 per cent of children have experienced bullying at school.

Church of England publishes guidance on transphobic bullying

The Church of England has published guidance for teachers aimed at preventing pupils from “having their self-worth diminished or their ability to achieve impeded by being bullied because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity”.

£2.3 billion building fund for Welsh schools and colleges announced

The Welsh government has announced a further £2.3 billion to modernise education infrastructure.

Pupils ‘hide’ themselves for fear of being bullied, survey shows

Ahead of Anti-Bullying Week, a new poll shows that primary and secondary pupils in England worry about being seen as ‘different’.

Government urged to invest in computing education

A new report by The Royal Society finds that over half of English schools do not offer GCSE computer science, leaving young people without the opportunity to learn programming and algorithm skills.

Olympic Get Set Values Awards launched to reward pupils

Teachers and young people are set to be inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Values with the launch of the Values Awards from Get Set, the official youth engagement programme of the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association.