The Department for Education will provide £300,000 to extend the Project Ability grant for a further year, it has been announced.

Ofsted head Sir Michael Wilshaw is to propose new rules for school inspection at an upcoming meeting of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

George Osborne announced in his 2014 Budget statement that there will be a new Early Years premium worth £50 million.

The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) is to launch a Government backed business support service for UK SMEs working in the education sector. The mentoring scheme is one of 13 education projects to receive funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The popular American 'Hour of Code' initiative is to be launched in the UK as part of a week-long celebration marking 25 years of the World Wide Web. The event, taking place 3-9 March, intends to inspire pupils to develop programming skills and consider careers in computing.

Following a critical Ofsted report, E-Act, the second largest academy chain in England, is to have 10 of its 34 schools removed from its control.

The inspectors judged that the schools were performing below standard.

From an unprecedented number of entries, the United Kingdom’s most outstanding educational resources, suppliers, educators and institutions were today selected as finalists for the Education Resources Awards (ERAs) 2014.

The charity Ambitious about Autism has claimed that thousands of autistic children are being excluded from English schools.

A scheme to improve underperforming schools in Wales is to be launched in September. Schools Challenge Cymru will see £20 million a year allocated to the Welsh secondary sector.

The winners of the 16th prestigious Bett Awards 2014 were announced last night (Wednesday 22 January, 2014) at the Bett Awards Dinner held at The Brewery, London.