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A few of the 17 Edinburgh schools shut down over serious safety concerns may remain closed to students until August, according to reports from BBC Scotland.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has called for ’swift and lasting’ solutions to the current testing regime in primary schools.

There is a ‘critical lack of evidence’ on the most effective marking strategies for teachers, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has warned.

A report by Ranstad education has argued that more support is needed for women applying for senior roles in schools.

According to research by Which? an increasing number of university applicants are realising they have picked the wrong subjects at age 16, at a time when it is too late.

According to a report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) committee, poor pupils are twice as likely to be taught by teachers who are unqualified, than their better off peers.

Thousands of parents in England are set to keep their children off school for a day, as part of the ‘Let Our Kids Be Kids’ campaign protesting the introduction of tougher new Sats.

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that British values are being ‘undermined’ in some independent faith schools.

An academy chain has dropped its plans to extend the school day by 45 minutes, following protests from parents and teachers.

According to analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA), local authority schools achieve a higher rate of ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ rankings than academies.

 Features

Maintaining high levels of music education

Europe’s largest music education event was bigger than ever before this year. Music Teacher magazine editor and head of content Alex Stevens reports on a successful two days.

Why active schools need great outdoor facilities

Obesity is quickly becoming a dangerous problem for many children. Mark Hardy, chair of the Association of Play Industries, who campaigns for policy recognition of the value of play, discusses why schools are the ideal playground for the younger generation to become more active.

Linking literacy and the great outdoors

Linking the outdoors to literacy is at the heart of the brand new Alex Rider Spy Academy. YHA gives Education Business an insight into the programmes success so far.

Allowing the stage to bring Shakespeare to life

Theatre trips offer far more than a day out of school. Georghia Ellinas, head of learning at Globe Education, explains why the study of the Bard should be both accessible and exciting, and how it can benefit what is taught in the classroom.

The importance of driver safety

A lot of consideration is given to pupil comfort and health and safety on school trips – but how much consideration is given to the driver employed to get them from A to B? Pat Harris, director of BUSK, looks at the current problems drivers face.

Understanding autism in all of its different forms

The National Autistic Society’s Mark Lever explains why it’s so important that schools, including both teaching staff and students, understand autism.

Helping schools meet the needs of SEN pupils

At a time when continuing professional development is at a premium, nasen Live 2016 brings experts, SENCOs, teachers and senior leadership teams together to refresh and update their knowledge and learn from evidence-based practice.

The importance and value of art, craft and design

Why is art, craft and design education so vital to our culture, our society, our economy and ourselves? The reasons are myriad, meaningful, complex and fiscal says Lesley Butterworth.

Opening up a world of scientific possibilities

Science often and unfortunately has a negative label that it is too difficult to do, a bit nerdy, and boring in the classroom. The British Science Association talks about changing the perception.

Bridging the digital divide: the changes to computing in schools

A new programme of computing study will be introduced this year as part of the national curriculum. Dave Whyley and Brett Laniosh, experts at Naace, analyse the current situation in schools and discuss the benefits, progress and challenges that the changes may pose.

 Education Events

17/06/2016 to 18/06/2016

Brand new for 2016, Childcare Expo is coming to Manchester’s EventCity on the 17 & 18 June.