The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into assessment in primary schools to scrutinise how recent reforms have affected teaching and learning.

Oxford University vice-chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, has rejected government proposals for universities to sponsor schools, according to a report from the BBC.

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has claimed plans to open new grammar schools will ‘turbo-charge social mobility’ in England.

Derbyshire County Council has introduced new rules which allow parents to take their children on holiday during term-time, so long has the child’s attendance over the previous 12 months is above 94 per cent.

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has warned that too much testing in schools risks killing the joy of reading for children.

Parents are deeply divided over the government's proposals to bring back grammar schools, according to a new survey conducted by Mumsnet.

The Liberal Democrat Party has promised to ‘end the current system of SATS in primary schools’, warning that tests have become a ‘distraction’ in schools.

Glasgow Council’s Education Services has advised schools in the area to relax uniform rules and be sensitive to disadvantaged pupils whose families may struggle to afford it.

The government has given the green light for 77 new free schools to be opened over the next few years, providing spaces for over 80,000 pupils.

The OECD’s head of education Andreas Schleicher has criticised plans to open new grammar schools in England, claiming there is no relationship between increasing selection and how well a school system performs.

82 per cent of teachers, school leaders and heads oppose opening new grammar schools, according to the results of a new poll.

Teaching assistants employed by Derby City Council have gone on strike over term-time only contracts which have led to significant pay cuts.

The Scottish government is facing a potential legal challenge over its decision not to allow young people to opt-out of religious observance in schools.

The government has officially launched its ‘Schools that work for everyone’ consultation, which seeks views on new education policy that includes lifting the ban on opening new grammar schools.

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to combat plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, warning they threaten to ‘take education back 60 years’.


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