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.

Sir Michael Wilshaw has written letters to three ‘exceptional’ school leaders to congratulate them on their significant improvement in schools.

Skills Minister Nick Boles and Nadhim Zahawi MP, apprenticeship adviser to the Prime Minister, are among a number of MPs introducing the ‘100 in 100 apprenticeship campaign’.

Tes has reported that the new requirement to assess Year 6 pupils’ writing using a tick-box approach could dramatically increase teachers workload.

A report conducted by Olympian James Cracknell has called on schools to stop ‘fat shaming’ overweight children and instead provide helpful advise on losing weight.

The government has refused to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) and sex and relationships eduction (SRE) statutory, despite calls for the subjects to be made compulsory.

The Department for Education (DfE) and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) have launched a series of procurement training modules for school staff.

22 per cent of pupils aged 15 in the UK are struggling with maths in school, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), in partnership with the Royal Society, has launched an investigation into ways to improve science results for disadvantaged pupils across England.

The salary for Sir Daniel Moynihan, the Harris Academy chain’s chief executive, has reached £395,000-£400,000 after a recent salary rise, according to reports from the Guardian.

The number of exclusions at a Brixton school has dramatically dropped since the introduction of a basketball academy led by former NBA star Luol Deng.

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) says that teacher shortages in England are growing and recruitment targets are being missed.

Sharon Hodgson, shadow minister for children, has accused the government of ’quietly’ cutting the funding supplied to small struggling schools to provide free hot meals, meaning almost 3,000 primaries will struggle to offer the servic

The E-Act academy trust chain has been criticised by Ofsted as ‘not good enough’, specifically regarding its lack of progress in enabling pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Magnus Bashaarat, head of Milton Abbey Independent School, has called upon independent schools to give equal prominence to vocational qualifications as they do A-levels.

Ofsted has called for clearer guidance on how to safeguard pupils being educated in schools that are operated by ‘alternative providers.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has criticised careers education in schools, claiming that a lack of funding has resulted in a ‘fragmented’ careers advice system.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the government will explore the possibility of utilising the free school process to set up secure academies for young offenders.

Improvements in state schools mean that many parents who could afford private education are instead choosing the state sector, according to the Good Schools Guide.

Schools lack the resources to provide adequate support to students suffering from mental issues, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has warned.

Over half of schools have opted to not offer the best performing teachers a pay rise of two per cent, a survey has found.

The government has announced it will provide a further £25 million in funding for colleges and training providers to deliver 16-18 apprenticeships.

A survey conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) found that nearly one in 12 teachers have been denied a pay rise in accordance with the performance-related pay (PRP) system.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has announced it will provide almost £4 million in funding to expand six education projects aimed at boosting pupils’ attainments.

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