To mark World Book Day, 3 March, the DfE has announced a series of roadshow events to promote effective phonics teaching and early reading skills.

A number of health professionals and academics have called on the government to ban the practice of tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools.

The Department for Education has published details for the final reforms of GCSEs, AS and A levels, that are due to be taught from September 2017.

The Oasis multi-academy trust is considering the introduction of ‘peace studies’ at GCSE to help combat the rise of religious extremism.

Following Schools Minister Nick Gibb’s call to bring more classic literature to schools, 100 titles are being offered by Penguin Classics in a bid to give children the opportunity to discover classic literature.

The government has refused to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) and sex and relationships eduction (SRE) statutory, despite calls for the subjects to be made compulsory.

22 per cent of pupils aged 15 in the UK are struggling with maths in school, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), in partnership with the Royal Society, has launched an investigation into ways to improve science results for disadvantaged pupils across England.

Magnus Bashaarat, head of Milton Abbey Independent School, has called upon independent schools to give equal prominence to vocational qualifications as they do A-levels.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has criticised the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), claiming it offers a ‘narrow vision of academic excellence’.

The Education (Scotland) Bill has been passed by Scottish Government, including new legislation for national testing in literacy and numeracy at primary and secondary level.

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has warned that music and drama could be squeezed out of the curriculum if the government pushes on with the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) proposal.

More should be done to support a cross curricular approach to Holocaust education, according to the Education Select Committee.

Writing in the Telegraph, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has criticised the culture of overturning new commitments that discourage pupils from studying core academic subjects.

Nicky Morgan has set out her plans for character education, at the official opening of the character symposium at Floreat School.