Oxford Language reports on widening 'word gap'

Increase in pupils lacking the vocabulary needed to access their learning, according to Oxford Language study

Report by charity Pro Bono Economics claims a six fold 'sociteal return on investment'

The analysis also looks at growing pressures due to increasing pupil numbers and the government's ‘ambition for 90% of GCSE pupils to be entered into the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) by 2025.

Sport England launches positive PE experience pilot

Sport England is looking for up to 50 secondary schools to take part in a pilot project designed to give pupils a more positive experience of Physical Education and sport.

RCPCH calls for increased powers to enforce fast food 'exclusion zone'

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says fast food outlets should be banned from opening within 400 metres of schools in England

Welsh Baccalaureate can be confusing, says new review

Qualifications Wales Chief Executive Philip Blaker: "Any critical review of this kind will always find areas for improvement”

DfE releases data protection tookit for schools

Guidance issued to support schools with data protection activity, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

43 per cent of children worried about air pollution

43 per cent of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school.

Ofqual identifies trust issue with students handing over mobile devices during exams

Sally Collier: "Some have told us they are unwilling to hand in their phones in case they are lost or damaged."

TeenTech challenges schools to design ‘City of Tomorrow’

Students encouraged to visualise on what the future city should look like in STEM challenge

Students studying GCSE computer science from this September will be assessed by exam only in 2020, Ofqual has announced.

The Education Committee has launched an inquiry into education funding to assess whether a longer-term plan is needed, rather than funding being driven by “Treasury processes”.

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