Perry Beeches III free school has been placed in ‘special measures’ following a highly critical Ofsted report which witnessed underachieving students and ‘inadequate’ teaching.

A cap on the number of schools that an academy chain can take on, which is often criticised by Ofsted, is to be considered by government.

The government has vowed to introduce a £50 million drive to implement more cadet units in state schools, as Chancellor George Osborne’s delivered the first fully-Conservative Budget in the House of Commons since 1996.

A report published by examination board AQA has suggested that schools risk ‘distorting’ learning as there is too much emphasis on exam results when it comes to assessing a schools performance.

Encouraging recently retired people to go into teaching could help to solve teacher shortages in key academic subjects, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

A primary school head mistress at Fleetdown Primary School in Kent has threatened to expel every child who is absent during term time because of a family holiday.

The design and technology GCSE has been reworked in order to move away from separate material areas to a single qualification title.

Key public bodies across the country will be legally required to take steps to prevent people from being radicalised under new counter-terror measures.

The government has offered clarification for what criteria it will use to judge a school as ’coasting’, with secondary schools that fail ensure 60 per cent of pupils earn five A*-C grades at GCSE including Maths and English facing intervention and possible academy conversion.

The Education Secretary Nicky Morgan addressed the National Governors’ Association (NGA) Summer Conference and spoke about the importance of school governance.

The Mayor of London will launch a report recommending that children in the UK should build up at least a 100 hours of careers advice or work experience by the age of 16.

The government has been urged to improve the teaching of statistics and data handling as the UK risks falling behind other countries, a new report claims.

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