Local councils in England are to be scored on how well they tackle the dropout rate among teenagers from schools and colleges.

Exam board OCR has started a new recruitment drive to attract retired teachers as markers, in the wake of an expected shortage.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has suggested that teachers should not be expected to answer emails or spend hours marking schoolwork after 5pm each day.

Students will study about illegal performance enhancing drug use and the the barriers that limit female involvement in sports in the new PE GCSE from exam board OCR.

Three out of four academy chains have schools that are performing below the ‘coasting’ definition and may be harming the performance of disadvantaged pupils, a new report has warned.

The number of pupils attending secondary school is expected to rise by 20 per cent over the next ten years, putting added pressure on school places.

The government has stepped in to ensure ‘community languages’, such as Panjabi, Polish and Turkish, will still be available for pupils to study in school.

Despite the latest efforts of the Education Selection Committee and Green MP Caroline Lucas, the study of PSHE will not be made compulsory in English state schools, and a decision will be pushed back to later this year, the Education Secretary has revealed.

From mid-October, parents choosing a secondary school for their child will for the first time have access to provisional GCSE exam results to help them finalise their choices.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is campaigning for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) to be a statutory subject in all English state schools as it plays a ‘crucial part’ in education.

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned of ‘potentially high numbers of pupils’ disappearing from school registers in Birmingham and Tower Hamlets in East London.

Diane Rochford, executive head teacher of the John F. Kennedy School in East London, will oversee a new review into the best way to accurately assess pupils with low attainment.

The poorest children in the UK should be taught in primary schools from the age of two so that they can catch up with more advantaged classmates, says Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw.

Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw’s comments that one in four secondary heads are "not good enough" have been branded as "unhelpful as they are inaccurate’" by NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby.

As more evidence of a funding crisis surfaces, school leaders have warned that many schools may find themselves on the ‘brink of a financial collapse’.

Perry Beeches III free school has been placed in ‘special measures’ following a highly critical Ofsted report which witnessed underachieving students and ‘inadequate’ teaching.

A cap on the number of schools that an academy chain can take on, which is often criticised by Ofsted, is to be considered by government.

The government has vowed to introduce a £50 million drive to implement more cadet units in state schools, as Chancellor George Osborne’s delivered the first fully-Conservative Budget in the House of Commons since 1996.

A report published by examination board AQA has suggested that schools risk ‘distorting’ learning as there is too much emphasis on exam results when it comes to assessing a schools performance.

Encouraging recently retired people to go into teaching could help to solve teacher shortages in key academic subjects, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

A primary school head mistress at Fleetdown Primary School in Kent has threatened to expel every child who is absent during term time because of a family holiday.

The design and technology GCSE has been reworked in order to move away from separate material areas to a single qualification title.

Key public bodies across the country will be legally required to take steps to prevent people from being radicalised under new counter-terror measures.

The government has offered clarification for what criteria it will use to judge a school as ’coasting’, with secondary schools that fail ensure 60 per cent of pupils earn five A*-C grades at GCSE including Maths and English facing intervention and possible academy conversion.

The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan addressed the National Governors’ Association (NGA) Summer Conference and spoke about the importance of school governance.

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