According to leaders of 80 of Northern Ireland’s (NI) largest schools, fewer teachers and larger classes are a result of rising costs.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has questioned the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) handling of the financial statements of academy trusts, sayin

In an interview with BBC Radio 5, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan agreed that critics had raised ‘important issues’ regarding academy plans.

Head teachers and school business managers have warned that funding cuts could cause special educational needs units at mainstream schools to close.

The ‘Memorandums of Understanding’ have set out guidelines for the way church run schools will work in the new academy landscape.

Two thirds of teachers in the UK claim that they are spending too much time marking which is negatively impacting their teaching time.

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger has highlighted official figures which showed thousands of pupils in England started school underweight in 2015.

Research from The Sutton Trust charity has found that 100 of the most socially selective schools used up to 18 categories to decide on oversubscribed places.

The Department for Education (DfE) has claimed that the education of 350,000 children has been transformed after their previously underperforming schools were turned into sponsored academies.

Teach First has warned the most disadvantaged families are likely to lose out on places at the best primary schools in England.

Prime Minister David Cameron has disputed claims that the government’s academisation plans for England will mean the removal of parent governors from school governing bodies.

MPs are set to debate the government’s plans to convert every school across England into an academy.

Ministers are set to abandon controversial plans to judge primary schools according to new baseline tests for four-year-olds after a government-commissioned report found the move to be ‘inappropriate and unfair’.

The House of Lords social mobility committee has published a report claiming that scrapping the national curriculum for pupils over 14 and taking careers advice away from schools could help young people make better choices about their future.

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has warned that pupils who rely on free school meals are left hungry over the holidays and has called for better holiday schemes which include meals.

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