11,000 primary schools across England have opted to assess year one children using a method that focuses on observation rather than testing.

Dovecot Primary School business manager Julie Marie Roach, 49, has been jailed for stealing over £24,000 from school funds.

The Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty and Wellington College Teaching Schools Alliance, investigated the characteristics and performance of 4,000 UK teenagers and found that students with “grit” are likely to achieve academic success.

Thousands of students were frustrated by their GCSE maths exam which featured a tricky questions about the probability of ‘Hannah” pulling two orange sweets from a bag. The equation was deemed too difficult by pupils and they took to twitter to express their anger and mock the examination body.

The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has published a report suggesting that children born during summer months struggle in school as their development levels do not match the curriculum which can effect their confidence and behaviour. The report recommends schools placing more emphasis on language skills as younger children struggle with reading, writing and verbal problem solving.

Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the largest teaching union in Scotland, will raise the prospect of industrial action at their annual general meeting, scheduled for 4-6 June 2015.

The new Education and Adoption Bill introduced on 3 June establishes new plans that will see every single school rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted turned into an academy.

A study by Sutton Research has revealed that children from disadvantaged backgrounds struggle with GCSE examinations despite being high achievers in primary school, scoring in the top ten per cent.

Arts Council England has launched a new scheme that looks to introduce professional writers to schools to improve the quality of creative writing lessons.

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) reveals that over half of serious road accidents to children occur between 3pm and 7pm, while children are more than twice as likely to suffer a serious burn between 3pm and 6pm.

The government has announced funding for rugby coaches from premiership clubs to be drafted into schools to instil character and resilience in disaffected children.

Figures from UCAS, as reported by TES, show that applications for teacher training courses have dropped by 12 per cent over the past year.

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