The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the teaching of the Holocaust in schools.

TES reports that a shortage of available examiners means that British pupils may have their GCSE papers marked abroad.

Reports of school crimes last year has been calculated to have hit 30,000 incidents. Incidents involved a whole host of crimes, with the most common offences being violence and theft.

Four new experts have been appointed to an independent expert group to help improve the quality of initial teacher training (ITT) in the UK.

A new pilot scheme has been launched that offers schools up to £1,900 for bringing ex-teachers back to tech English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects.

A BBC investigation has revealed that the conversion of schools to academies has resulted in councils owing a potential £30 million in debt.

The number of appeals being lodged in response to offered school paces has risen considerably. There were 54,600 cases submitted in 2014-15, representing an eight per cent increase from the previous year.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan is planning to request that publishers decrease the cost at which classic English syllabus novels are priced. Morgan believes that reducing the prices will enable more students to have access to the books.

The teaching of Mandarin is set to expand across UK schools, with £10 million extra investment announced by Chancellor George Osborne.

In new official guidance, school regulatory body Ofsted has warned schools to be cautious of employing school improvement consultants who claim to be ‘Ofsted Inspectors’ (OIs).

Free school meals are reportedly at risk of being scrapped as a result of George Osborne’s November spending review.

Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has called for reforms to the current exam board system, warning that multiple exam boards competing for business from schools has a danger of watering down standards.