More money for music-making

24 January 2020

Music education hubs are to receive £80 million to help thousands more children learn musical instruments and play in orchestras or choirs.

Compensation for three teachers attacked by pupils

20 January 2020

Three “violence claims” feature in the list of settlements totalling almost £300,000 secured by EIS, Scotland's largest teachers union, in compensation for its members injured at work over the past year.

Keeping safe in wet winter weather

17 January 2020

With winter well and truly here, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a reminder on the importance of keeping safe in winter weather and preventing slips and trips.

Sugar consumption in soft drinks drops by a third

15 January 2020

A research study has concluded that the amount of sugar sold in soft drinks has dropped by nearly a third since 2015, thanks to both the sugar tax on soft drinks and changes in consumer purchasing decisions.

Government to call time on outstanding exemption

14 January 2020

We have reported previously with regard to concerns that the exemption from routine Ofsted inspection granted to outstanding schools was leaving some uninspected for several years (see “New drive to boost standards in schools”).

Implementing mandatory minimum per pupil funding levels

7 January 2020

The Government has published details of the responses it received to a consultation held in Autumn 2019 which sought views on how to implement the minimum per pupil funding levels on a mandatory basis in local five to 16 school funding formulae.

Workers warned to check holiday dates

3 January 2020

Anyone looking to get away in the spring and thinking that the early May bank holiday would be ideal for a long weekend needs to think again this year as the Government has decided to move it from its usual first Monday in May spot.

NLW will rise to £8.72 in April 2020

2 January 2020

The Government has, in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2019 recommendations, confirmed the new increased rates of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW). These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2020.