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Government faces second judici...

Feb 17, 2018 by

Freddie Whittaker – The Department for Education faces its second legal challenge over the data it collects on school pupils....

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Schools urged to ignore ‘...

Feb 16, 2018 by

Freddie Whittaker – Schools are being urged to ignore “dangerous” new guidance on pupils’ gender from a pressure group....

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Times-tables test trial to sta...

Feb 14, 2018 by

Trials of a new times-tables test for year 4 pupils will begin at around 290 primary schools from next month. Nick Gibb, the schools...

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Teachers need proper sex educa...

Feb 11, 2018 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – External speakers should not be used as substitutes for trained teachers under plans to make sex and...

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Give schools £10k per vulnerab...

Feb 5, 2018 by

Jess Staufenberg – Schools should get a large cash windfall to help them support pupils at risk of exclusion, a leading...

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‘Get a grip’ on te...

Jan 31, 2018 by

Freddie Whittaker – The government’s “sluggish and incoherent” response to the teacher recruitment and retention crisis is...

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NAHT: Don’t use mental h...

Jan 30, 2018 by

Alix Robertson – New proposals to improve mental health support for pupils risk becoming “another stick to beat schools leaders...

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How Progress 8 warps grammar s...

Jan 27, 2018 by

Grammar school pupils are not making as much progress as official figures suggest, according to new research into the government’s...

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Academy trust boss defends £1....

Jan 16, 2018 by

An academy trust chief executive whose family business made almost £1.5 million in consultancy fees in two years has defended the...

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Primary schools are being aske...

Jan 12, 2018 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – The battle against fake news is about to make its way into classrooms, as primary schools are sought for...

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Give free school meals to all ...

Dec 31, 2017 by

Freddie Whittaker – Free school meals should be provided to all pupils from households claiming universal credit, Labour has...

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Teachers asked for views on ne...

Dec 21, 2017 by

Freddie Whittaker – Teachers are being asked for their views on what should be included in the new sex and relationships...

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Schools fail to obtain nationa...

Dec 7, 2017 by

Schools fail to ‘obtain’ nationality data on quarter of pupils Freddie Whittaker – Parents refused to provide data on the...

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Barnardo’s: 40% of teach...

Dec 6, 2017 by

Alix Robertson – Four in 10 teachers are not able to identify a young carer in their class, children’s charity Barnardo’s has...

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Mental health green paper: £30...

Dec 3, 2017 by

Pippa Allen-Kinross – A “radical shake-up” of mental health support in schools, including more than £300 million for...

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Summer-borns suffer from phoni...

Dec 1, 2017 by

Schools are using phonics to divide primary classes into ability streams – and pupils born in summer are paying the price. Phonics...

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DfE to draft clearer home educ...

Nov 26, 2017 by

The changes will make clearer to councils the powers available to them and will inform parents about their rights and...

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Crack team of digital speciali...

Nov 24, 2017 by

New ‘GovTech Catalyst’ unit will get £20 million over the next two years to provide match funding to public bodies...

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Government faces legal action ...

Nov 22, 2017 by

The human rights charity Liberty will represent Against Borders for Children, which will focus on whether the policy infringes the...

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Grammar school establishes ...

Nov 21, 2017 by

Freddie Whittaker – The grammar school in Kent that was criticised last year for inviting alt-right media personality Milo...

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