The Labour Party has committed to making Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE) compulsory in all state schools, warning that young people are facing a ’ticking time bomb’ of issues.

During a speech at the Mayor of London’s Summit on School Music, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has declared that a good music education should be at the heart of every school in England and that quality should not be affected by the uptake of EBacc GCSE subject

Pupils in UK schools are falling behind in maths due to the ‘superficial’ nature of teaching, according to Andreas Schleicher of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

A new curriculum for Welsh schools is expected to be delivered on time, and will see a number of changes including making computer skills a speciality which is as central to learning as literacy and numeracy.

Students and teachers in East London have launched a ‘Curriculum Campaign’ which calls on the government to ensure women and ethnic minorities are fairly represented on the UK’s curriculum.

To mark World Book Day, 3 March, the DfE has announced a series of roadshow events to promote effective phonics teaching and early reading skills.

A number of health professionals and academics have called on the government to ban the practice of tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools.

The Department for Education has published details for the final reforms of GCSEs, AS and A levels, that are due to be taught from September 2017.

The Oasis multi-academy trust is considering the introduction of ‘peace studies’ at GCSE to help combat the rise of religious extremism.

Following Schools Minister Nick Gibb’s call to bring more classic literature to schools, 100 titles are being offered by Penguin Classics in a bid to give children the opportunity to discover classic literature.

The government has refused to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) and sex and relationships eduction (SRE) statutory, despite calls for the subjects to be made compulsory.

22 per cent of pupils aged 15 in the UK are struggling with maths in school, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), in partnership with the Royal Society, has launched an investigation into ways to improve science results for disadvantaged pupils across England.

Magnus Bashaarat, head of Milton Abbey Independent School, has called upon independent schools to give equal prominence to vocational qualifications as they do A-levels.

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has criticised the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), claiming it offers a ‘narrow vision of academic excellence’.


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