The government’s social mobility tsar has criticised expected plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools, warning it would be a ‘disaster’ for education in England.
A new report from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) and the London School of Economics (LSE) has advised that academisation ‘is not a panacea’ and ‘does not automatically raise standards’.
Theresa May has spoken out about possible plans to lift the ban on opening new grammar schools in England, saying she want to bring 'an element of selection' back into the education system.
Former Conservative Universities Minister Lord Willetts has questioned possible plans to life the ban on opening new grammar schools, claiming the evidence shows they will not raise standards.
Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has warned that moves to cut school librarians in Scotland will lead to a ‘decline in literacy’.
A document detailing government plans to consider opening new grammar schools has been captured by a photographer on the doorstep of Number 10 Downing Street.
The New Schools Network has unveiled its new Advisory Council, featuring 16 members including former schools minister David Laws and former Ofsted chair Baroness Morgan.
Ofsted chief inspector Michael Wilshaw has warned against potential plans to open new grammar schools, describing it as a ‘profoundly retrograde step’.
The Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA) has set a date for the start of the formal postal ballot on industrial action on reducing teacher workload.
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to give councils oversight of academy finances.
The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has criticised the government’s focus on the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc), claiming it is ‘narrowing the curriculum’.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that falling numbers of school nurses may be putting vulnerable children at risk of exploitation and abuse.
The government’s new child obesity plan outlines that primary schools should provide at least 30 minutes of ‘moderate to vigorous’ physical activity a day.
Only 38 per cent of people believe that the government should build more grammar schools and encourage more schools to select on academic ability, according to a YouGov poll.
The Labour Party has pledged to reinstate the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) if it is elected into power at the next general election.
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