The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has criticised careers education in schools, claiming that a lack of funding has resulted in a ‘fragmented’ careers advice system.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the government will explore the possibility of utilising the free school process to set up secure academies for young offenders.

Improvements in state schools mean that many parents who could afford private education are instead choosing the state sector, according to the Good Schools Guide.

Schools lack the resources to provide adequate support to students suffering from mental issues, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has warned.

Over half of schools have opted to not offer the best performing teachers a pay rise of two per cent, a survey has found.

The government has announced it will provide a further £25 million in funding for colleges and training providers to deliver 16-18 apprenticeships.

A survey conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) found that nearly one in 12 teachers have been denied a pay rise in accordance with the performance-related pay (PRP) system.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has announced it will provide almost £4 million in funding to expand six education projects aimed at boosting pupils’ attainments.

Mary Curnock Cook, head of Ucas, has claimed that teachers are boosting students’ predicted A-level grades in a bid to help them win places at top universities.

Elected police and crime commissioners should be given powers to set up free schools to help support troubled children, according to Home Secretary Theresa May.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has criticised the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), claiming it offers a ‘narrow vision of academic excellence’.

Ofsted has warned that England’s largest academy chain, the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), is ‘failing too many pupils’.