Welsh Labour has announced a key election pledge to allocate an extra £100 million to improve school standards if they are reelected in May.

The salary for Sir Daniel Moynihan, the Harris Academy chain’s chief executive, has reached £395,000-£400,000 after a recent salary rise, according to reports from the Guardian.

Sharon Hodgson, shadow minister for children, has accused the government of ’quietly’ cutting the funding supplied to small struggling schools to provide free hot meals, meaning almost 3,000 primaries will struggle to offer the servic

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has criticised careers education in schools, claiming that a lack of funding has resulted in a ‘fragmented’ careers advice system.

Schools lack the resources to provide adequate support to students suffering from mental issues, the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has warned.

Over half of schools have opted to not offer the best performing teachers a pay rise of two per cent, a survey has found.

The government has announced it will provide a further £25 million in funding for colleges and training providers to deliver 16-18 apprenticeships.

A survey conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) found that nearly one in 12 teachers have been denied a pay rise in accordance with the performance-related pay (PRP) system.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has announced it will provide almost £4 million in funding to expand six education projects aimed at boosting pupils’ attainments.

Northern Ireland’s largest teaching union the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has rejected the latest offer of a one per cent rise in teacher pay, arguing that any increase should be above the rate of inflation.

In response to a freedom of information (FoI) request submitted by the Local Schools Network, the Department for Education (DfE) has revealed it spent over £3 million to transfer 23 academies to new trusts.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has further clarified its position on reforms to school funding with a collection of essays discussing what a revised funding formula could look like.

TES has reported that Tony Foot, director of the Department for Education’s funding group, is under ‘no illusion’ about the financial challenges schools are due to face as a result of rising costs and real terms budget cuts.

An investigation launched by Tes has found that exam boards may be set to increase their fees for schools and are considering cuts to subjects in reformed GCSEs and A-levels, as they struggle with financial pressures.

The Scottish government has pledged funding of £4 million to improve attainment in Scottish schools.

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