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The proportion of pupils in England claiming free school meals has dropped to its lowest level in 15 years, according to figures published by the Department for Education (DfE).

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has called on the government to give reassurances to UK pupils who are concerned for their futures following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU).

The Scottish government has outlined plans to close the education attainment gap across Scotland over the next five years.

Pat Glass has resigned as shadow education secretary, just two days after being appointed to the role.

According to figures from the Department for Education (DfE), the school population in England has increased by 121,000 since last year.

Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw has cautioned that too many children and young people in care in England are not getting the service they deserve, with 75 per cent of children’s services rated as inadequate or requires improvement.

Christine Quinn, CEO and executive principal of Ninestiles Academy Trust, has been appointed as regional schools commissioner for the West Midlands.

There is no compelling evidence to suggest that academy status improves pupil performance, a new report argues.

The NUT has written to the Nicky Morgan outlining the reasons for their strike on 5 July.

Ofsted has highlighted to its inspectors to be aware of schools that are trying to boost their league table scores by crossing over content.

 Features

Getting to the root of STEM education

Maggie Philbin explores STEM opportunities in schools and the career possibilities we should be making pupils aware of.

Equipping teachers and students for PE inclusion

Not all teachers have the confidence and skill set to ensure all students are included in school PE lessons. Kat Southwell, Active Kids for All manager at the English Federation of Disability Sport, explains what is being done to change this perception and how disabled pupils can benefit.

Get Set for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

The British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association outline their youth engagement programme Get Set.

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With a local offering of culture, sport, history and art, there is plenty of opportunity to expand education beyond the classroom in Birmingham.

Why playgrounds are an essential part of primary school life

Play is more than just the chance to run around outside for a quarter of an hour. Play is just as importance in the development of a pupil’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development as classroom learning, says Neil Coleman of Outdoor Play and Learning CIC.

It is human nature to seek the assurance that you are not too out of line with your peers. Therefore, in the last issue of Education Business, we invited Mark Rosser, of the British Educational Suppliers Association, to examine research into the current levels of resources and budgets in schools, focusing on technology. This month, Mark considers non-technology resources.

Digital deliberations – getting to grips with the new computing curriculum

With new GCSEs being introduced and a large percentage of teachers concerned over their computing knowledge, the BCS Academy’s Niel McLean looks at what’s next for the subject.

Calling for better education for cyber security

James Kelly, chief executive of the British Security Industry Association, discusses the cyber threats that the education sector is facing and the best ways to counteract them.

First aid – going beyond the call of duty

The benefits of knowing first aid go beyond being able to apply a bandage. St John Ambulance’s Andrew New discusses first aid in schools, and the importance of teaching the next generation.

The importance of the fire alarm log book in schools

Familiarity with fire drill procedures should be a prominent aspect of a teacher’s knowledge of the school. Catherine Nelms, of the Fire Industry Association, outlines why using the fire alarm log book is vital for schools across the country.

 Education Events

30/09/2016 to 01/10/2016

Childcare Expo is returning once again to Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 30th September & 1st October.