Councils had to spend more than £22m covering the costs of schools converting to academy status in the last two years, even though they are moving free from local authority control and are funded from Whitehall.

Launching Ofsted’s annual reports on December 10, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that the gap in performance between primary and secondary schools in England is widening.

A new Department for Education study shows that higher rates of achievement at GCSE level are delivering benefits to the economy.

Teachers have criticised George Osborne's 2014 Autumn Statement for failing to ringfence the Department for Education's spending.

New research from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) shows that a half of all UK state schools do not have sufficient access to ICT and computers.

Ofsted inspectors have warned that persistent low-level disruptive behavior in schools is affecting pupils' future prospects.

Applications are being accepted for a scholarship scheme to attract top STEM graduates to train as computing teachers in England.

The schools' regulatory body Ofsted has announced that David Hoare is to take over as its new chairman, replacing Baroness Sally Morgan.

Ordnance Survey has teamed up with Totton College and the Cathedral Innovation Centre to give under 19s in the Solent region a chance to participate in the Festival of Code, a competition taking place throughout the UK from 28 July to 3 August.

David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle has seen Michael Gove replaced as Secretary of State for Education by Nicky Morgan, MP for Loughborough.

New research from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) shows that tablet adoption in schools is on the increase.

The Government is planning to make private schools subject to Ofsted-style inspections, a report in the Times Education Supplement has revealed.

In an attempt to apply evidence-based approaches to teaching, Wellington College in Berkshire has created a research hub with PhD student Carl Hendrick at its head.

The Priority School Building Programme has been given £2 billion in funding to extend the scheme over the next six years, schools minister David Laws has announced.

The Department for Education will provide £300,000 to extend the Project Ability grant for a further year, it has been announced.

Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw is to propose new rules for school inspection at an upcoming meeting of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

George Osborne announced in his 2014 Budget statement that there will be a new Early Years premium worth £50 million.

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) is to launch a Government backed business support service for UK SMEs working in the education sector. The mentoring scheme is one of 13 education projects to receive funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The popular American 'Hour of Code' initiative is to be launched in the UK as part of a week-long celebration marking 25 years of the World Wide Web. The event, taking place 3-9 March, intends to inspire pupils to develop programming skills and consider careers in computing.

Following a critical Ofsted report, E-Act, the second largest academy chain in England, is to have 10 of its 34 schools removed from its control.

The inspectors judged that the schools were performing below standard.

From an unprecedented number of entries, the United Kingdom’s most outstanding educational resources, suppliers, educators and institutions were today selected as finalists for the Education Resources Awards (ERAs) 2014.

The charity Ambitious about Autism has claimed that thousands of autistic children are being excluded from English schools.

A scheme to improve underperforming schools in Wales is to be launched in September. Schools Challenge Cymru will see £20 million a year allocated to the Welsh secondary sector.

The winners of the 16th prestigious Bett Awards 2014 were announced last night (Wednesday 22 January, 2014) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Brewery, London.

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