A new commission by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has been launched to examine the cause and effect of ‘Inequality in Education’.

A survey conducted by the public services union, Unison, has found that as more schools convert to academy status, the role of school business managers (SBM’s) is becoming increasingly pressured.

There are large disparities in educational outcomes across different regions in the UK, according to research from the Social Market Foundation (SMF).

Plans to challenge the new annexe of the Weald of Kent grammar school have been put on hold.

The Scottish government has pledged funding of £4 million to improve attainment in Scottish schools.

Six teaching unions have warned that a national teaching crisis is fast approaching as government limits to teachers’ pay and ‘real terms cuts’ to school budgets risk undermining standards.

A number of MPs including the education, health, home affairs and business committee chairman have called upon the government to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education compulsory in schools.

The Northern Council of Mosques, representing 400 mosques, has opposed the government’s proposals to require madrassas in England to be registered and inspected.

Elizabeth Passmore, the outgoing chief schools adjudicator for England, has published a report containing her concerns regarding the school admissions system, claiming it ‘leaves parents in the dark and fails to serve children well’.

The upcoming year’s GCSE and A-Level examinations have been timetabled to take into account the Muslim religion’s month of fasting, Ramadan.

Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England has called for all schools to provide counselling for pupils.

Girls who attend single sex schools face being at a ‘huge disadvantage’, according to the head teacher of a leading independent school.