The english exams regulator Ofqual has told exam boards to re-write new GCSE maths exams after analysing the results of 4,000 sample papers.

The government’s pledge to open a further 500 free schools in England is being put into practice, with Education Secretary Nicky Morgan inviting applications for new schools.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s is calling on the government to act now to stop the decrease in funding of children’s centres, following new calculations that reveal a dramatic budget decrease of over 35 per cent since 2010.

The OCR exam board has created a new GCSE course in computer science that is designed to “boost essential 21st century computing skills”.

In a speech to health leaders in central London, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that tackling child hood obesity would be a priority for the NHS.

Property website Rightmove has added a new feature that enables viewers to access the Ofsted results of the schools located near to where they plan to move.

The Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has released research that suggests the banning of mobile phones at school could lead to better academic results.

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, has announced plans to intervene immediately in failing state schools, and extend the academies programme to tackle "coasting schools".

Nicky Morgan has been reappointed Education Secretary by David Cameron after last Thursday’s election victory for the Conservatives.

Speaking at the National Association of Head Teachers’ annual conference, schools minister David Laws has said that Ofsted’s inspection system make it easier for schools to gain a ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ rating than schools that are in ‘challenging circumstances’.

Protesters from teaching unions and global justice NGOs lobbied against education firm Pearson, to question the company’s record on investing in ‘low cost’ private schools.

The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) has handed over eight schools to local sponsors, as they were ‘geographically isolated’ from the trust’s other schools.

A group of teachers and leaders have today launched a 25-year manifesto for education – saying it will give 'long-term consistent vision'.

After a £38m investment in open-plan learning was completed in 2010, another £6m is now being invested to revert the classrooms at Bexhill High School back to their original design.

In its formal response to consultation on pay recommendations by the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has stated that the proposals over teachers’ pay “arbitrarily discriminate” against school leaders and will do nothing to address the recruitment crisis facing schools.

A survey commissioned by TES and YouGov, has revealed that 81 per cent of teachers feel that the teaching profession is under-valued by the wider society, indicating how low the levels of morale have dropped.

An innovative approach introduced in Scotland is countering the teacher recruitment crisis by training librarians, classroom assistants and school administrative staff as teachers.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has written to exam boards urging them to reverse their decision on scraping studies in minority languages such as Polish, Turkish and Bengali.

Research conducted by Fit For Sport suggests that 67 per cent of children at primary school are not reaching basic levels of fitness for their age group.

The Liberal Democrats are to outline plans to establish an independent educational standards authority in a bid to block ministerial ‘micro-interventions’ and keep politics out of the classroom.

Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, has said that ’would-be teachers’ are being put off the profession because of a complexity of routes into teaching.

Maths ‘prodigies’ should sit their maths GCSEs and A-levels at the same time as their peers, and should not be ‘trained’ to take exams early or be fast-tracked to university, according to Geoff Smith, chairman of the British and International Maths Olympiads.

A survey undertaken by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has revealed how schools are facing a growing teacher recruitment crisis, with head teachers saying they have vacancies in key subjects such as maths, english and science.

TES has reported that 120 schools are to be recruited in a research project to analyse how teachers can use feedback to improve students understanding of maths.

If new Ofqual plans go ahead, hundreds of schools will have to enter students for extra tests in the run up to their GCSE's, TES has reported.

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