LGA raises concerns over use of soft drinks levy cash

Councils have expressed concern that money earmarked for boosting physical activity and healthy eating in schools is not diverted to plug gaps in education funding.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has pledged to wipe out the use of the word "gay" as a term of abuse in schools, according to the Evening Standard.

Conservative MPs have voted to block plans for sex and relationship education (SRE) to be made compulsory.

A survey by a national children’s charity Barnardo’s has shown that almost three quarters of teenagers want all schools to have lessons on sex and relationships (SRE).

New head of OFSTED Amanda Spielman has come under criticism from the Government for labelling its Grammar schools policy a "distraction" and a “complication”.

The Children and Social Work Bill, which would allow councils to opt out of key legal duties to children, is being debated in the House of Commons today.

Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced a £50 million grant scheme to provide thousands of new childcare places.

Theresa May is expected to announce that secondary schools in Britain will be offered training on how to identify and help children who are suffering mental health issues.

The legal battle between Isle of White Council and a father who was fined for taking his child out of school during term time will be decided in the Supreme Court.

Labour has criticised the government’s flagship free schools policy after figures revealed that children in more than 100 free schools are taking lessons in temporary buildings.

Head teachers in Scotland have called for new powers to select staff they believe are best suited to improving standards at their schools.

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its long delayed reforms to the way funding is allocated to schools across England, which the DfE claims will ‘end the postcode lottery of school funding’.

Only six out of 152 local authority areas in England would benefit from expanded selection and opening new grammar schools, according to new research from the Education Policy Institute (EPI).

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has confirmed that school leaders in England are opposed to government plans to extend selection and open new grammar schools.

Ethnic background plays a significant role in grammar school entry, with white working class pupils the least likely to attend, according to new analysis from the Sutton Trust.