Teacher numbers to increase in Scotland

Targeted funding to recruit 1,000 new teachers and 500 pupil support assistants in the next academic year has been announced.

AQA to refund 26 per cent of entry fees paid

AQA has announced that it will be returning all of this to schools and colleges, meaning refunding 26 per cent of the entry fees paid.

£800m schools upgrade in Scotland

25 new schools and campuses are to be constructed or refurbished to provide modern, state of the art learning facilities in Scotland.

Funding to support schools and colleges during pandemic

The Department for Education has announced a new short-term Covid workforce fund, to help keep education settings open.

New teacher pay by 2022 pledge facing delay

The government has announced that it will no longer be bringing in teacher starting salaries of £30,000 by September 2022.

£200 million to transform college buildings

Further education colleges will receive a new funding boost to ‘build back better’ and kick-start work to upgrade their buildings and estates.

£50 million to support Welsh universities and colleges

The Welsh Government has announced additional funding for universities and colleges.

School trusts outspending councils on staff development

Large multi-academy trusts are spending more per teacher than local authority-maintained schools on staff development.

More support needed or nurseries will close

Thousands of nurseries are set to close unless the government provides more financial support to sustain them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scotland expands STEM bursary scheme

Scotland’s STEM Bursary Scheme is being expanded this year to encourage more people to train as secondary school teachers.

‘Whole school’ approach to mental health in Wales

The Welsh Government has annoucned new funding to protect, improve and support the mental health of children and young people.

Biggest sustained pay increase for teachers for 15 years

Teachers are set for the biggest sustained uplift to their pay ranges since 2005, with proposals for starting salaries to rise to £26,000 this September.

Pupil inequality heightened by parent donation disparity

Pupils in the poorest regions of the country are being left behind because parents cannot afford to fill funding gaps with donations.

Labour promises public service worker pay rise

Labour’s election manifesto outlines plans for teachers to benefit from a pay rise in April 2020 under a Labour government.

Lib Dems pledge 20,000 more teachers

The Lib Dems have promised to recruit 20,000 more teachers and spend an extra £10 billion on schools each year.

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