Free childcare offers to continue during Covid-19 closures

Funding for the government’s early years entitlements will continue during any periods of nursery, preschool or childminder closures.

NASUWT bemoans ‘chaos and confusion' over open schools

Chris Keates has said that a lack of clarity amid the coronavirus epidemic is putting teachers under ‘intolerable pressure’.

Schools and colleges to receive free period products

Michelle Donelan has announced that free period products are to be made available to all schools and colleges in England.

Early learning goal changes have reduced workload

Teachers say that changes to early learning goals have reduced their workload, but questions remain over Key Stage 1 benefits.

Labour private school plans 'a worry proposition' says ISA

Independent Schools Association Vice chair: “For me it seems quite incredulous that in 2019 I’m discussing whether my private land will be seized and then redistributed.”

Scrap ‘worthless’ EBacc over decline in arts

The government should scrap the ‘worthless’ EBacc after further declinse in pupils taking GCSEs in arts subjects.

Better financial reporting for academy trusts

A new academies chart of accounts has been launched as the first step to automated financial reporting.

New reception class check-up pilot

More than 9,600 primary schools have registered to take part in the pilot of the Reception Baseline Assessment this September.

Sutton Trust report calls for a fairer admissions system

The Sutton Trust is calling for changes to the admissions process that include prioritising disadvantaged pupils where schools are oversubscribed.

Sir Michael Wilshaw calls for Birmingham LGBT rights lessons to be reinstated

The No Outsiders programme at five Birmingham schools stopped when parents said it was age-inappropriate and incompatible with Islam.

Maths Anxiety a real concern, suggests Cambridge University study

Students in the UK highlighted a general feeling that maths was more difficult than other subjects and that often contributed to their worries, leading to a lack of confidence.

EEF publishes evidence-informed school governor guide

Education Endowment Foundation says that using external evidence can help governing boards to improve practice

Hinds calls for more BAME school governors

Education Secretary Damian Hinds: “Schools need diverse governing bodies"

Ofsted chief supports Parkside Community School after same sex education protests

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has said that children must learn about same sex couples regardless of their religious background.

NEU 'has no intention'of taking down School Cuts website

Mary Bousted & Kevin Courtney repond to James Cleverly MPs demand: "We stand by our figures"

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