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July 7, 2016

More than 20,000 prosecutions have been made for failure to pay school attendance fines.

The number of fines issued to parents over their children’s school attendance has risen by more than 50 per cent in a year as prosecutions reach their highest level since 2010, figu...

July 1, 2016

More than three-quarters of teachers who have left the profession would return only if a part-time role were available, research suggests.

The survey of 1,200 teachers underlines the rising demand for part-time work and job-shares, with work-life balance cited as the ma...

June 14, 2016

Around one in six children missed out on their first choice of secondary school this year, official figures out today reveal.

The government figures show that 84.1 per cent of 11-year-olds were offered a place at their preferred secondary school this September. The rate...

May 20, 2016

 Head of Ofsted admits that his own inspectors' focus on English and maths is partly to blame for science and languages being 'marginalised'.


Science and foreign languages have become the “poor relations” in the primary school curriculum due to an over-emphasis on teac...

May 6, 2016


More than a fifth of new specifications still not approved by Ofqual less than 10 school weeks before they are to be taught.


Teachers will have to spend their summer holidays preparing for the introduction of new GCSE and A-level exams because delays in approving the...

April 28, 2016


Parents organise outdoor learning events for Tuesday 3 May in protest at testing regime.

Campaigners say that thousands of parents have expressed an interest in keeping their children at home for a day in protest at the current assessment system in primary schools.



April 21, 2016

This year's tests 'serve no purpose in the education system', the NAHT's Russell Hobby says

A national primary test that was accidentally published online by the Department for Education should be "scrapped", according to heads' and teachers' leaders.


News emerged this...

April 18, 2016

 As more than half a million children receive their offers of primary school places, new research reveals that those from disadvantaged families are much more likely than their wealthy counterparts to go to an inadequate school.

Children from disadvantaged families are...

March 22, 2016

Three-quarters of parents say their child prefers to play sport online rather than in the real world.


Schools are being urged to ensure primary pupils get the chance to play outside, following shocking survey findings.


A poll reveals that three-quarters of six- to 11-y...