The latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE) show one in seven children in the West Midlands are unable to write at the expected level after leaving primary education, ITV has said.

Following the National Association of Head Teachers’ (NAHT) concerns about the changes in primary assessment, the Department for Education (DfE) has introduced a revised deadline for Key Stage 1 and 2 deadlines in 2016.

Ofqual has called on young people to voice their opinions on marking reviews and appeals processes for GCSEs, AS and A levels.

The Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship programme has revealed the locations in the UK where the project will be running.

It has been announced that academic and parliamentary adviser Professor Becky Francis has been enrolled as director of research at the Institution of Education (IoE).

Only 28 ex-servicemen have retrained to become qualified teachers as part of the Troops to Teachers scheme.

A London maths teacher has been shortlisted for the second annual Varkey Foundation global teacher prize, which recognises outstanding contributions to the teaching profession.

Further doubts have been cast over the potential for an educator from the United States (US) to take up the position as Ofsted chief inspector when Sir Michael Wilshaw steps down, according to reports from TES.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced a fund of £1.5 million will be spent on building peer support networks, in order to help young people identify signs of mental ill-health in their peers.

The Scottish Secondary Teacher’s Association (SSTA) has called for a review of ‘unrelenting internal assessments’, which pupils face, claiming the practice could be linked to rising rates of self-harm among teenagers.

Education think tank LKMco and examination board Pearson have partnered up to produce a short film aimed at stemming the teacher recruitment crisis.

Oil and gas workers in the North Sea industry who become unemployed as a result of the industry’s downturn could be given the chance to retrain as teachers.

According to a statement by Children’s Minister Edward Timpson there are currently 21 schools being investigated in England by the Department for Education (DfE).

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has called for this year’s SATs to be suspended, after a number of complaints were submitted against the system.

A head teacher has criticised the ‘deplorable’ state of school buildings in Wales, warning a generation of buildings suffer from issues such as leaking roofs, poor windows and cold classrooms.

Body image issues are an increasing concern for teenage boys, according to a report by the charity Central YMCA.

Welsh Labour has announced a key election pledge to allocate an extra £100 million to improve school standards if they are reelected in May.

The Oasis multi-academy trust is considering the introduction of ‘peace studies’ at GCSE to help combat the rise of religious extremism.

Prime Minister David Cameron has attended the first of four apprenticeship events being held in Thames Valley in a bid to boost apprenticeships in the area.

Following Schools Minister Nick Gibb’s call to bring more classic literature to schools, 100 titles are being offered by Penguin Classics in a bid to give children the opportunity to discover classic literature.

The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed four specialists to advise and act on finding ‘best value’ sites to locate future free schools, in a fast and efficient manner.

It has been understood that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is exploring the possibility of appointing an expert from the US as the next head of schools inspectorate Ofsted.

According to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), teacher shortages mean classroom support staff are regularly completing duties that should be carried out by qualified teachers.

A committee set up to tackle social mobility in Kent grammar schools will hear from head teachers amid fears that more should be done.

Baseline assessments for four-year-olds are unreliable and can cause disruption in a child’s start to schools, a new report claims.

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