The Department for Education has confirmed that the current regional schools commissioner for the south, Sir David Carter, will step up to the role of national commissioner.

Labour MP Frank Field has garnered cross party backing from more than 100 MPs for a Bill to automatically register children for free school meals if they are eligible.

Almost 9,500 signature have been gained in a petition to stop the scrapping of GSCE and A-level ICT qualifications.

Anyone found running an unregistered school in England is to face prosecution, with a possible prison sentence, according to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Schools could be given authority to request copies of marked GCSE exam papers that they consider to have been marked incorrectly, Ofqual has announced.

The government is considering applying to the Court of Appeal to challenge a High Court ruling that the new religious studies (RS) GCSE represents a ‘breach of duty’.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced that failing academies could face rapid intervention from other academy chains.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced a partnership with NHS England to trial a named single point of contact in 255 schools to promote ‘better joined-up working’ between schools and health services.

Councils planning to save money by cutting the length of the primary school week are to be banned from enforcing the cuts.

A consultation into whether Year 11 pupils should take the National Reference Tests (NRTs) has been launched by Schools Minister Nick Gibb.

Less than 50 per cent of teachers believe the government’s pupil premium policy has had a positive impact on the disadvantaged pupils it was designed to help, a YouGov poll has found.

The government has published plans containing guidelines about how the 2,000 Madrassas in England will be regulated and inspected.

The majority of parents believe Ofsted inspections of schools should be more frequent, according to a recent poll.

Universities have warned that reforms to teacher training courses could see high quality teacher trainees turned away as national limits are reached.

Chancellor George Osborne’s assurance that the education budget would be protected was confirmed in the Spending Review, while he announced schools funding would increase by £10 billion.

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