Government to face second judicial review over personal pupil data collection

Campaign group Defend Digital Me has begun the legal process to challenge the Department for Education over the way it collects pupil-nationality data.

  Scottish council proposes year-round meals plan for pupils

North Lanarkshire Council has submitted proposals for children from low-income families to be provided with school meals every day of the year.

Outdated RSE curriculum is putting children at risk, survey shows

Only 10 per cent of parents in the UK are very confident that their children are getting the best RSE at school.

Government’s T-level plans are flawed, union says

Young people need high-quality vocational qualifications, but the government’s T-level plans are flawed according to the National Education Union (NEU).

 Education secretary tours the Midlands and North of England

Education secretary Damian Hinds has met teachers, children, young people, parents and social workers in the Midlands and North of England.

New trial to improve secondary school maths

A new trial involving 24,000 pupils in 120 schools across England aims to improve Key Stage 3 maths education.

Times tables check trials to begin in schools

A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month.

Over half of education professionals are unhappy in their current jobs

Recent research from CV-Library has found that the majority of education professionals have fallen out of love with their job.

Spending on education by some councils in Scotland has dropped by up to 20 per cent over six years, according to a new report.

 Measures announced to help talented trainees get into teaching

The government has announced measures that will make sure the best and brightest can pursue a career in teaching.

More needs to be done for LGBTI equality in schools

Teachers have reported there is still more to do to ensure LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, intersex people) equality in schools for all staff and pupils.

PSHE and SRE should both be compulsory for all school children

Children and young people should all be taught PSHE and SRE, a new survey of members of the National Education Union (NEU) shows.

London school helps to shape Relationships and Sex education

An academy in south London has been helping to shape the future guidance on Relationships and Sex education for other schools.

Head teachers call for fairer pay levels

Head teachers have called for pay levels for school staff and academy bosses in England to be fairer in order to stop massive pay gaps.

Schools struggle to know what type of mental health support is needed for pupils

Forty-five per cent of school leaders have found it difficult to commission mental health support for pupils, research shows.

 Annual report of the Chief Schools Adjudicator for England published

The annual report of the Chief Adjudicator Ms Shan Scott, has been published.

Primary school anti-obesity programmes are failing

A new study by the British Medical Journal suggests that school programmes encouraging children to eat healthily and exercise more have no effect on childhood obesity.

Revised arrangements for GCSE computer science

Ofqual has announced that non-exam assessment will not count to the final 9 to 1 grade in GCSE computer science in 2018 or 2019.

 £100m to be invested in delivering 21st Century schools in Wales

Over the next three years, £100 million is to be invested into the delivery of the flagship 21st Century Schools and Education programme.

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A nationwide drive to inspire primary school children to be more active has been unveiled by an Olympic medallist at a school in London

A ‘late arrival premium’ is needed in the national funding formula

The Education Policy Institute and The Bell Foundation have published a report on the educational outcomes of children with English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Schools forced to cut teachers and teaching assistants posts to save on cash

Real terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England.

Mayor searches for chair to lead Child Obesity Taskforce

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan is looking for a chair and up to 12 board members to lead a new Child Obesity Taskforce.

Secondary pupils are subject to sexual harassment online, research shows

Research published by children’s charity Childnet as part of a Europe-wide project reveals that young people across the UK are being targeted by their peers with online sexual harassment.

Half of school children feel sad or anxious every week

A new survey commissioned by charity Barnardo’s reveals that almost half of children aged 12 to 16 feel sad or anxious at least once a week.

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