Diane Rochford, executive head teacher of the John F. Kennedy School in East London, will oversee a new review into the best way to accurately assess pupils with low attainment.

The poorest children in the UK should be taught in primary schools from the age of two so that they can catch up with more advantaged classmates, says Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw.

Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw’s comments that one in four secondary heads are "not good enough" have been branded as "unhelpful as they are inaccurate’" by NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby.

As more evidence of a funding crisis surfaces, school leaders have warned that many schools may find themselves on the ‘brink of a financial collapse’.

Perry Beeches III free school has been placed in ‘special measures’ following a highly critical Ofsted report which witnessed underachieving students and ‘inadequate’ teaching.

A cap on the number of schools that an academy chain can take on, which is often criticised by Ofsted, is to be considered by government.

The government has vowed to introduce a £50 million drive to implement more cadet units in state schools, as Chancellor George Osborne’s delivered the first fully-Conservative Budget in the House of Commons since 1996.

A report published by examination board AQA has suggested that schools risk ‘distorting’ learning as there is too much emphasis on exam results when it comes to assessing a schools performance.

Encouraging recently retired people to go into teaching could help to solve teacher shortages in key academic subjects, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

A primary school head mistress at Fleetdown Primary School in Kent has threatened to expel every child who is absent during term time because of a family holiday.

The design and technology GCSE has been reworked in order to move away from separate material areas to a single qualification title.

Key public bodies across the country will be legally required to take steps to prevent people from being radicalised under new counter-terror measures.

The government has offered clarification for what criteria it will use to judge a school as ’coasting’, with secondary schools that fail ensure 60 per cent of pupils earn five A*-C grades at GCSE including Maths and English facing intervention and possible academy conversion.

The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan addressed the National Governors’ Association (NGA) Summer Conference and spoke about the importance of school governance.

The Mayor of London will launch a report recommending that children in the UK should build up at least a 100 hours of careers advice or work experience by the age of 16.

The government has been urged to improve the teaching of statistics and data handling as the UK risks falling behind other countries, a new report claims.

A recent study suggests that while teachers recognise the importance of PE, many don’t feel qualified to teach it themselves, which is having a negative impact on children’s experience with sport.

New recruitment rules announced by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) will allow initial teacher training (ITT) providers to recruit as many trainees as they wish, until a national limit is met.

Yorkshire Water has attracted more than 100 female pupils from seven different schools across the region to learn about career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Youth Sport Trust has published a study which warns how young people are being overwhelmed by technology and lead unhealthy lifestyles.

The National Association for Head Teachers (NAHT) has warned that new immigration rules for non-EU workers could have a negative impact on schools.

Dr Muhammed Tahir Al Qadri, a Pakistani politician and Islamic scholar, has suggested that muslims should take counter extremism lessons to help prevent radicalisation as a part of the national curriculum in schools.

Researchers from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Cambridge, introduced an East Asian educational programme called 'Maths Mastery' and investigated how this new method improved British students maths scores.

Councils have voiced funding concerns after figures show secondary school applications have reached their highest level since 2009.

The US First Lady visited Mulberry School for Girls in East London as a part of a visit to the UK to promote her ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative, which aims to remove barriers that keep 62 million girls out of education around the world.

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