Obesity levels of reception pupils in Wales rise

Statistics by the Child Measurement Programme revealed a rise in the number of obese four to five-year-olds over the last two years.

Disadvantaged pupils in England are behind in maths, research shows

A new report by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) shows that in maths, the performance of disadvantaged pupils in England is in the lower half of developed countries.

Autonomy is “not positive” for the classroom, academy leaders say

New research by the Sutton Trust shows that nearly half of academy leaders in England believe autonomy associated with their status has either had “no effect or a negative impact” in the classroom.

Need for “greater consistency” in school inspections, research shows

Research by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) shows that schools are being asked to provide evidence which inspectors are not supposed to request.

Welsh schools to share £90 million to help disadvantaged learners

Schools across Wales are set to share a cash pot of over £90 million in 2018-19 in order to help disadvantaged learners.

 Education employees want better wellbeing support in the workplace

Over two thirds (64 per cent) of adults working the education industry believe that not enough is being done to support the physical and mental wellbeing of employees.

Special needs children are not getting the education and support they need, research shows

Almost a quarter of children with special education needs are not in school, according to a poll by the National Education Union (NEU).

 Strike action begins at Monmouthshire school

Members of the NASUWT union at Chepstow Comprehensive School in Monmouthshire have begun their eight-day strike today, 17 April.

Nearly one in three (29 per cent) children who start primary school in England do not have a sufficient level of development to be ‘school ready’, according to analysis by education charity Teach First.

Primary school places have been announced today (16 April) and government figures show that 97.2 per cent of pupils were offered one of their top three primary schools.

East Yorkshire schools shut due to malicious email

A reported "non-credible" bomb threat sent to schools in East Yorkshire has resulted in the closure of a number of schools.

Welsh Professional Teaching Awards shortlist revealed

Twenty-four educational professionals across Wales have been named as finalists for the second Professional Teaching Awards CYMRU.

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