Nine out of ten trainees who gain qualified teacher status are in a teaching job within six months, according to research from Schools Week.

The Head of Ofsted, Sir Micheal Wilshaw has opposed a government policy which makes it obligatory for secondary students to sit GCSEs in core academic subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the teaching of the Holocaust in schools.

TES reports that a shortage of available examiners means that British pupils may have their GCSE papers marked abroad.

Reports of school crimes last year has been calculated to have hit 30,000 incidents. Incidents involved a whole host of crimes, with the most common offences being violence and theft.

Four new experts have been appointed to an independent expert group to help improve the quality of initial teacher training (ITT) in the UK.

A new pilot scheme has been launched that offers schools up to £1,900 for bringing ex-teachers back to tech English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects.

A BBC investigation has revealed that the conversion of schools to academies has resulted in councils owing a potential £30 million in debt.

The number of appeals being lodged in response to offered school paces has risen considerably. There were 54,600 cases submitted in 2014-15, representing an eight per cent increase from the previous year.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan is planning to request that publishers decrease the cost at which classic English syllabus novels are priced. Morgan believes that reducing the prices will enable more students to have access to the books.

The teaching of Mandarin is set to expand across UK schools, with £10 million extra investment announced by Chancellor George Osborne.

In new official guidance, school regulatory body Ofsted has warned schools to be cautious of employing school improvement consultants who claim to be ‘Ofsted Inspectors’ (OIs).

Free school meals are reportedly at risk of being scrapped as a result of George Osborne’s November spending review.

Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has called for reforms to the current exam board system, warning that multiple exam boards competing for business from schools has a danger of watering down standards.

Ofsted’s chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that the biggest challenge facing schools in England is a lack of quality teachers and leaders.

A campaign charity is calling for parents to have more power to voice concerns about a school and demand the removal of head teachers.

The Department for Education’s Tom Bennett will launch a wide ranging inquiry aimed at improving teacher’s classroom management, which will evaluate the impact of mobile phone in the classroom.

An East London school could become the biggest in the country as proposals are drawn up to help ease the current pupil place crisis.

Coventry’s Richard Lee Primary School, once judged the school most in need of repair in England, is being officially reopened by Schools Minister Nick Gibb following its refurbishment under the Priority School Building Programme.

A new report by Ofsted questions the quality of teaching and leadership during Key Stage 3 education, raising concerns over whether students are sufficiently supported and challenged to make the best start to secondary school.

The number of education staff working 48 hours or more a week has risen by 31 per cent over the last five years.

The government has announced its intention to give summer-born children the right to start in reception at the age of five.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has invited England’s top business leaders to improve failing schools across the country.

Over 90 per cent of primary school Ofsted reports do not mention science, a recent study has suggested.

Less than a quarter of school leaders believe that ending the national curriculum levels system of assessment will benefit pupils, a survey by TES and the NAHT shows.

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