Cash announced last year to fund academy plan is to be taken back after compulsory conversion 'ditched'

A package to support embedding the reforms made to the system of support for children with special educational needs has been announced by Minister for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson.

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced a £50 million grant scheme to provide thousands of new childcare places.

A new deal developed by the DfE and Crown Commercial Services (CCS) could help schools save thousands on new tablets, laptops or desktop devices.

School funding cuts will be worse than expected and children from ‘just about managing’ families (JAMs) will be hit hardest, according to NUT and the ATL.

Council budget cuts are putting school improvement work at risk, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

The National Audit Office (NAO) has provided an adverse opinion on the truth and fairness of the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) financial statements.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its long delayed reforms to the way funding is allocated to schools across England, which the DfE claims will ‘end the postcode lottery of school funding’.

Schools across England will need to find savings of £3 billion by 2019/2020 to counteract cumulative cost pressures, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has been awarded an additional £5 million to continue to improve the quality of further education and expand the availability of apprenticeships.

Teachers’ salaries are being ‘outstripped by inflation and pay rises in the private sector’, which is contributing to recruitment issues is the sector, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has warned.

The government has announced a £12.1 million funding package to support the teaching of science in English schools.

Devon is reportedly facing a funding shortfall of £4.5 million in the ‘high needs’ education budget, which supports children with special needs, according to a report from the BBC.

Education Secretary Justine Greening has visited Blackpool as part of her ‘opportunity area’ tour.

Councils in England have paid out over £10 million in compensation claims related to asbestos in schools, figures show.

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