Protesters from teaching unions and global justice NGOs lobbied against education firm Pearson, to question the company’s record on investing in ‘low cost’ private schools.

The Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) has handed over eight schools to local sponsors, as they were ‘geographically isolated’ from the trust’s other schools.

A group of teachers and leaders have today launched a 25-year manifesto for education – saying it will give 'long-term consistent vision'.

After a £38m investment in open-plan learning was completed in 2010, another £6m is now being invested to revert the classrooms at Bexhill High School back to their original design.

In its formal response to consultation on pay recommendations by the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has stated that the proposals over teachers’ pay “arbitrarily discriminate” against school leaders and will do nothing to address the recruitment crisis facing schools.

A survey commissioned by TES and YouGov, has revealed that 81 per cent of teachers feel that the teaching profession is under-valued by the wider society, indicating how low the levels of morale have dropped.

An innovative approach introduced in Scotland is countering the teacher recruitment crisis by training librarians, classroom assistants and school administrative staff as teachers.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has written to exam boards urging them to reverse their decision on scraping studies in minority languages such as Polish, Turkish and Bengali.

Research conducted by Fit For Sport suggests that 67 per cent of children at primary school are not reaching basic levels of fitness for their age group.

The Liberal Democrats are to outline plans to establish an independent educational standards authority in a bid to block ministerial ‘micro-interventions’ and keep politics out of the classroom.

Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, has said that ’would-be teachers’ are being put off the profession because of a complexity of routes into teaching.

Maths ‘prodigies’ should sit their maths GCSEs and A-levels at the same time as their peers, and should not be ‘trained’ to take exams early or be fast-tracked to university, according to Geoff Smith, chairman of the British and International Maths Olympiads.