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.

The government has failed to meet its own teacher recruitment targets for five consecutive years, analysis of DfE data has shown.

Common Wealth resource pack launch

A new resource aimed at helping teachers explain the importance of the Commonwealth to their pupils has been launched by school standards minister, Nick Gibb.

Children’s mental health charity launches free resources for teachers

YoungMinds, children and young people’s mental health charity, has launched 360° Schools’ Community.

Union calls for teacher pay increase

The National Education Union has called for a “significant” increase in teacher pay to help address a “growing crisis” in teacher recruitment and retention.

New financial advice scheme for schools announced

A new service offering schools advice on how to get the best value for money when buying support from businesses has been launched by the Department for Education.

 New project to boost diversity in apprenticeships

Five major cities across England have pledged to work with the government to drive up apprenticeships among underrepresented groups and ensure they are accessible to individuals from all backgrounds.

Number of state school entrants to university rises

New figures show 90 per cent of young university entrants in 2016/17 came from state schools, including an increase among Russell Group institutions.

Nearly 50,000 children not receiving suitable education

The National Children’s Bureau has raised concerns over the welfare of children missing education in England as new research shows 49,187 children were missing education at some point in 2016-17.

New members announced for Ofsted board

The Department for Education has announced two new appointments and a re-appointment to the Ofsted board.

Support for home educating families in Wales announced

Welsh education secretary Kirsty Williams has announced plans for a comprehensive package of support for home educators and assistance for local authorities to identify school aged children not in formal education.

 Two Members appointed to the Careers Wales Board

Eluned Morgan, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning has announced the appointment of Liz Harris and Emma Richards as Members of the Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd (CCDG), trading as Careers Wales Board.

PM to set out new package for UK-China education

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to announce a new package of exchange deals, partnerships and commercial contracts which bolster Britain’s already strong education relationship with China.

The number of fast-food shops within five minutes’ walk of a school has increased by 67 per cent over the past eight years

Caroline Wright, BESA

The visit will include meetings at a Chinese university, alongside a planned showcase of the best of British Education Technology (EdTech) products.

Justine Greening spoke to the Today Programme on Radio 4, pledging to continue to champion social mobility from the back benches.

Training course to focus on the technologies that are impacting the jobs of tomorrow, ensuring UK classrooms are coaching young people to be ready for a technologically-advanced world.

Kirsty Williams visits north Wales to open two 21 Century Schools

Schools Ysgol Nant y Groes and Ysgol Swn y Don have been refurbished and extended to provide state-of-the-art teaching environments, with all the facilities expected in a 21st Century School, including the latest in IT equipment.

 £20 million Institute of Coding announced

The next generation of digital specialists is set to be created through the new Institute of Coding.

GCSE and A Level education standards continue to rise

Educational standards in secondary schools are continuing to rise as more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are achieving good grades.

 Welsh Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Bill set for Royal Assent

New legislation which will transform the additional learning needs system in Wales so it provides better support to children and young people aged 0-25 years is due to gain Royal Assent.

NAHT calls for review of teacher pay

Union NAHT is set to submit its own statement to the School Teachers Review Body (STRB) to recommend a significant increase in pay for all teachers and school leaders.

Commonwealth education pack launched

A new resource for teachers to help them explain the importance of Commonwealth to pupils has been launched.

There will be “little or no headway” in closing GCSE attainment gap

Analysis published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) reveals that there is little chance of closing the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils in the next five years.

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