The Local Government Association (LGA) has urged the government to scrap the controversial term-time holiday fine policy after a surge in fines and the prosecution of parents.

The New Schools Network (NSN) has raised doubts over the accuracy of Ofsted’s judgements, after analysis found that a third of primaries given top ratings actually failed to meet the national average for Key Stage 2 attainment.

Pupils are being cyber-bullied and targeted by extremist groups while working online in school classroom, according to a new survey of more than 2,000 UK parents.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has claimed that blocking the expansion of a successful grammar school is ‘perverse’.

The Department for Education (DfE) has decided to abolish A-level general studies, as a result of concerns that it does not meet the ‘high’ standards being introduced under its exam reform programme.

According to provisional figures results, local authority schools have achieved higher average GCSE results than free schools.

A report by The Driver Youth Trust has claimed that a series of changes made since 2010 has left pupils in England with special educational needs and diabetic (SEND) in a ‘fragmented’ system.

Exam regulator Ofqual have explained that there will be ‘significant improvements’ to the process of appealing against GCSE and A-level results, with proposals for a better system announced later this month.

The Department for Education (DfE) is publishing provisional league tables for secondary schools in England, based on early data from this summer's GCSE results.

A school in Sevenoaks, Kent, is set to be the country’s first grammar school in fifty years.

In a bid to help tackle youth unemployment, the government is being urged to bring back compulsory work experience for school children under the age of 16.

New figures show that more children than ever before are starting school with the expected standards in numeracy and literacy, but there is still a significant gender gap between boys and girls.

Ofsted is set to join up with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to evaluate how well children and young people with special educational needs are cared for in local areas across a range of services, including schools.

Exam board OCR has condemned a proposal to create a single state-run awarding body, which is currently being considered by ministers as a ‘Corbyn-esque’ approach that would lead to political interference.

Schools are looking abroad to recruit teachers amid fears of growing shortages, with 50,000 leaving the profession between 2013-14.

Research into the effects of video games on the academic performance of children has produced conflicting findings, with experts disagreeing over the potential benefits.

A report published by the Public Accounts Committee has said that ‘urgent steps’ are necessary to close the attainment gap and ensure effective support for two million disadvantaged pupils.

The government has advised that teachers pay rises should be capped at an average of one per cent from the beginning of next year.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that Ofsted will inspect religious education institutions, such as madrasas.

Mary Curnock Cook, chief executive of the university admissions service, has said research shows that state schools are better than private schools at preparing preparing students for the ‘new economy’.

The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan announced at the conservative party conference that schools will be ‘expected’ to accommodate requests for childcare, remaining open for a full working day and during the holidays.  

Hundreds of pupils are missing out on university and sixth form places as a result of wrongly graded papers.

According to a YouGov poll, 53 per cent of teachers are considering leaving the profession in the next two years.

Ofsted has announced that schools who have newly opened or converted to academies, will not be inspected until they have been open for three consecutive years.

High performing graduates are being granted tax-free bursaries and scholarships, including funding of up to £30,000 to teach key subjects.

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