The City of Edinburgh Council has confirmed that an independent inquiry into the schools closure crisis will begin after the summer holidays, after 17 schools were closed due to building safety fears.

Environmental campaigners ClientEarth has called on head teachers to ‘do everything possible’ to protect their pupils from toxic air at schools.

The number teenagers self-poisoning has risen over the last few years, renewing concerns over youth mental health.

Unions have come together to call on the government to drop the new Education Bill from the Queen’s speech and instead ‘engage in meaningful discussions with groups representing the education profession’.

The amount spent on supply teachers in England has exceeded £800 million, according to analysis by the BBC.

Michael Wilshaw, chief inspector of Ofsted, has warned that investigations have found over 100 illegal schools operating in England, more than previously thought.

Neil Carmichael, Education select committee chairman, has said that parents are likely to be confused after a recent ruling concluded that a parent who had taken his child out of school for a holiday was not liable to pay a fine, due to the child having a good record of attendance otherwise.

The British Humanist Association (BHA) has created The Faith Schoolers Anonymous site, aimed at young people who attend faith schools.

According to a review carried out by the Scottish government, new qualifications in the country have resulted in a significant amount of pressure on teachers and pupils.

New research published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has recommended that £500 million of NHS funding should be earmarked to provide mental health professionals for every school in England.

Schools are on the front line when it comes to dealing with mental health problems and need more support to tackle the issue, according to the Anna Freud Centre.

Five schools have been named the winners of the Pupil Premium Awards for their work to improve the life chances of disadvantaged pupils.


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