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School funding crisis is having a negative impact on performance, poll shows

A new poll by school leader’s union NAHT highlights the full impact of the funding crisis hitting schools.

Number of fines for missing school drops but absent rate rises

There have been less fines for poor school attendance than last year, despite the absence rate in state-funded schools increasing from 1.1 per cent to 1.3 per cent.

 Wealthy parents should be taxed to make allocation of grammar places fairer

Research has shown that children who have been tutored for the 11-plus are more likely to win a grammar school place.

Education committee calls for reforms on social mobility commission

The education committee has said that the social mobility commission should be given the power to publish impact assessments on social injustice in legislative proposals.

Mayor launches £3 million sports programme for young people

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched 'Sport Unites', an innovative new programme that uses the power of sport to boost social integration, increase participation and improve the physical and mental health of Londoners.

ASA bans essay-writing firms advert

UK Essays has had its adverts banned after being found to be misleading to students.

Scottish teachers set to strike over management practices

NASUWT has issued a notice of strike action to East Dunbartonshire Council following its failure to tackle management practices which the union says “have an adverse impact on the workload and working conditions of teachers”.

DfE to “work closely” with social work profession

A series of measures have been set out by the Department for Education (DfE) to raise the status of the social work profession.

Winners announced for BESA’s Education Resources Awards

The winners of this year’s Education Resources Awards (ERAs) have been announced at the gala awards ceremony dinner, held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.

Childline has delivered almost 2,700 counselling sessions about race and faith based bullying in the last three years.

According to a new study by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), teachers work the longest hours at 50 hours per week during term time, followed by police officers (44) and nurses (39).

Over 400 schools receive fake bomb threats

Humberside police have released a statement explaining that a number of schools across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire received fake bomb threats this morning (19 March).

Views sought on parental engagement from school leaders

Parentkind, formerly PTA UK, has now joined up with Parent Councils UK to support schools directly to help engage their parents more effectively to achieve better educational outcomes for all children.

 Global award goes to UK teacher

Andria Zafirakou, a teacher at a London School, has received this year’s Global Teacher Prize.

Scottish council gives VR headsets to all schools

East Renfrewshire Council has spent £250,000 on over 900 ClassVR headsets for 30 primary and secondary schools.