MPs to debate 10am start for secondary schools

An online petition, which attracted more than 176,000 signatures, will be debated in Parliament on Monday 11 February.

28 Academies asked to justify salaries over £100K

Lord Agnew calls on the chairs to work with the Government on the “divisive issue” of high pay,

Children's Commissioner calls for compulsory home education register

Anne Longfield: "The numbers of children being home schooled are rocketing and no-one knows how they are doing academically or even if they’re safe"

Ampleforth and Downside report details 'wide spectrum of physical abuse'

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published a damning report on

Suspensions for 'racism' on the increase in London

In 2016/17, 615 pupils in London were temporarily excluded for racism, compared with 440 in 2015/2016, according to the Evening Standard

Minister praises Boarding School Partnership scheme

Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi has praised 40 independent schools for taking part in a scheme that provides places for looked-after children.

MP group urges DfE to look at pupils mobile phone use

Along with a group of seven Tory MPs, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has called for pupils to be banned from using their mobile phones at school.

Hygiene poverty affecting primary school children, says charity

According to a survey by Charity In Kind Direct, primary school children are arriving for their lessons unwashed and in dirty clothes because their parents cannot afford to buy washing powder, soap or shampoo.

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.

Environment Agency in water safety education drive

Staff recently carried out visits to local schools in south west Derbyshire to educate pupils about water safety

Lunch clubs in Wales provide free meals during school holidays

As first announced earlier this year, the government in Wales has been providing free school meals during the summer holidays after putting £500,00

Children’s Commissioner warns of internet ‘junk food’ as new campaign launches

New ‘Digital 5 A Day’ campaign aims to give children and parents easy to follow steps to achieve a balanced ‘digital diet’.

Teachers' pay rises need to be ‘fully funded’

The ASCL has urged the government to ‘fully fund’ all pay rises in the education sector and remove the one per cent pay cap on teachers’ pay.

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.