Funding to help disadvantaged families during school holidays announced

New funding of £2 million for organisations to research ways of supporting disadvantaged families during the school holidays has been launched.

Welsh education secretary launches Foundation Phase Excellence Network

A new network which aims to improve the teaching and learning of the Foundation Phase across all schools and education settings in Wales is to be launched by education secretary Kirsty William.

New Schools Network appoints Mark Lehain as interim director

The Trustees of New Schools Network today announced Mark Lehain as the interim director of the free schools charity.

Pupils struggle to receive school mental health support

New figures show that a third of pupils who looked for support for mental health issues from their schools or college had problems getting the help they wanted.

GO Run For Fun initiative to get primary school-aged pupils active launches

Children’s running organisation GO Run For Fun has announced ambitious plans to get children aged between five and 10 more active in 2018.

Scottish school strike action to go ahead

Teachers who are members of the NASUWT union will take strike action as planned today (27 March), after East Dunbartonshire Council failed to prevent the action.

Grammar schools are no better than state schools, research suggests

New research suggests that grammar schools do not perform any better than non-selective state schools.

Universities urged to open maths free schools

Top universities in England can now apply to open specialist 16-19 maths schools to help more young people learn from the best mathematicians in the country.

The Trustees of New Schools Network have announced that Toby Young has resigned.

 Majority of education workers get first job without experience, research shows

Almost 70 per cent of education professionals have said that they didn’t find it hard to secure their first job without any previous experience.

Aldi competition to highlight healthy eating education in schools launches

Children in primary schools are more likely to eat healthily compared to secondary school age pupils, according to new research by Aldi.

Teach First’s LGBT teacher intake doubles

Education charity Teach First has released new figures showing a near-doubling of LGBT+ teachers within its intake.