An investigation into the performance, accountability and governance of multi-academy trusts (MATs) has been launched by the House of Commons Education Committee.

‘Second chance’ post-16 education is failing to deliver results, particularly for disadvantaged young people, according to charity Impetus PEF.

Pupils in UK schools are falling behind in maths due to the ‘superficial’ nature of teaching, according to Andreas Schleicher of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The planned sixth form teachers’ strike has commenced despite a legal challenge from the government claiming it to be unlawful.

According to research conducted by Prudential, many school leavers are put off of becoming apprentices as a result of misconceptions over pay.

According to research by the Skills Funding Agency, businesses place apprentices at the heart of their plans to rise to the top and claim recruiting the right people is an essential step to helping them grow.

The government has declared that sixth-form teachers’ plans to strike are ‘unlawful’ and is set to look to the High Court to put a stop to the plans.

The large salaries enjoyed by chief executives at some of England’s academy chains is not justified by the performance of the schools they run, Sir Michael Wilshaw has said.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has launched an investigation into ways to improve outcomes for young people through better careers education.

According to David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, the government’s anti-extremism Prevent strategy is inhibiting free speech in schools and encouraging teachers to avoid ‘toxic’ issues of extremism.

Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) Further Education Lecturers’ Association have announced more details concerning a planned series of strikes.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector of Ofsted, has claimed that poor leadership in schools is putting off Teach First graduates from continuing in the profession.

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