• With current skills shortages subjects like Design & Technology need to be seen as a valuable subject for young people to study, especially once the UK leaves the EU, argues the Design & Technology Association.

  • Andrew Mabbett, researcher at BESA, examines how to get the young generation excitied about STEM subjects in post Brexit Britain.

  • With British Food Fortnight upon us (17 September to 2 October), how can school caterers and teachers get children excited about the wonderful food produced in this country?

  • The School Travel Forum's online ‘Teacher Toolkit’ is designed to address teachers' concerns regarding school trips and highlight the benefits they bring

  • How can the free schools programme meet the twin challenge of creating more school places and improving educational standards? Sarah Pearson of the New Schools Network shares her views.

 Latest News

Once prior attainment and pupil background is taken into considering, grammar schools have no overall impact on pupils’ attainment, according to a major new study from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

The new ‘Bett Academies’ event has been officially launched and will run from 16 to 17 March at the NEC in Birmingham, providing advice, guidance and inspiration to academies, multi-academy trusts (MATs) and schools exploring academisation.

The teacher recruitment crisis has become ‘so severe’ that it is impacting pupils’ performance at GCSE, according to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL).

The Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry into assessment in primary schools to scrutinise how recent reforms have affected teaching and learning.

Oxford University vice-chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson, has rejected government proposals for universities to sponsor schools, according to a report from the BBC.

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb has claimed plans to open new grammar schools will ‘turbo-charge social mobility’ in England.

Derbyshire County Council has introduced new rules which allow parents to take their children on holiday during term-time, so long has the child’s attendance over the previous 12 months is above 94 per cent.

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has warned that too much testing in schools risks killing the joy of reading for children.

Parents are deeply divided over the government's proposals to bring back grammar schools, according to a new survey conducted by Mumsnet.

The Liberal Democrat Party has promised to ‘end the current system of SATS in primary schools’, warning that tests have become a ‘distraction’ in schools.

 Features

With current skills shortages subjects like Design & Technology need to be seen as a valuable subject for young people to study, especially once the UK leaves the EU, argues the Design & Technology Association.

Andrew Mabbett, researcher at BESA, examines how to get the young generation excitied about STEM subjects in post Brexit Britain.

Jonathan Hart, chief executive of the Automatic Vending Association, discusses the upcoming UK currency changes and how this will affect the thousands of vending machines in schools.

With British Food Fortnight upon us (17 September to 2 October), how can school caterers and teachers get children excited about the wonderful food produced in this country?

The School Travel Forum's online ‘Teacher Toolkit’ is designed to address teachers' concerns regarding school trips and highlight the benefits they bring

How can the free schools programme meet the twin challenge of creating more school places and improving educational standards? Sarah Pearson of the New Schools Network shares her views.

Efficiency is a word brought up time and again when it comes to financial matters. But what does it really mean – and can it be applied in a school setting? A report by NASBM looks at how working more efficiently can make a big difference on budgets.

Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teachers’ union, analyses a number of factors that are contributing to the current recruitment and retention issues facing the teaching profession.

ParentPay analyses the progress of cashless payment systems in the education sector, examining the benefits to schools as well as the main barriers to adoption.

With 10,000 more children under the age of four in Hertfordshire compared to a decade ago, the county council shares its strategic approach to making sure every child has a school place.

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