Arts Council England has launched a new scheme that looks to introduce professional writers to schools to improve the quality of creative writing lessons.

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) reveals that over half of serious road accidents to children occur between 3pm and 7pm, while children are more than twice as likely to suffer a serious burn between 3pm and 6pm.

The government has announced funding for rugby coaches from premiership clubs to be drafted into schools to instil character and resilience in disaffected children.

Figures from UCAS, as reported by TES, show that applications for teacher training courses have dropped by 12 per cent over the past year.

The english exams regulator Ofqual has told exam boards to re-write new GCSE maths exams after analysing the results of 4,000 sample papers.

The government’s pledge to open a further 500 free schools in England is being put into practice, with Education Secretary Nicky Morgan inviting applications for new schools.

Children’s charity Barnardo’s is calling on the government to act now to stop the decrease in funding of children’s centres, following new calculations that reveal a dramatic budget decrease of over 35 per cent since 2010.

The OCR exam board has created a new GCSE course in computer science that is designed to “boost essential 21st century computing skills”.

In a speech to health leaders in central London, the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that tackling child hood obesity would be a priority for the NHS.

Property website Rightmove has added a new feature that enables viewers to access the Ofsted results of the schools located near to where they plan to move.

The Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has released research that suggests the banning of mobile phones at school could lead to better academic results.

Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, has announced plans to intervene immediately in failing state schools, and extend the academies programme to tackle "coasting schools".