Supply teachers are struggling

13 December 2019

Just 12% said the level of pay they receive per day has increased in the last 12 months, according to the latest annual survey of hundreds of supply teachers in England and Wales by the teachers’ union NASUWT.

Government misses its teacher training targets

10 December 2019

The recently released initial teacher training recruitment figures in England for 2019 to 2020 show that the Government has missed its target for recruitment into secondary initial teacher training for a seventh successive year.

Conservatives pledge to increase Ofsted’s powers

10 December 2019

If returned to office after the election on 12 December, the Conservative party will provide more funding for Ofsted and increase the regulator’s powers to inspect schools with longer, more detailed visits.

Latest PISA data shows UK on the rise

4 December 2019

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released the results of its latest PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) education test, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems around the world.

Keeping schools safe

22 November 2019

Between November 2018 and February 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) asked for views on proposals for new school security guidance for educational establishments in England.

Restricting takeaways near schools

20 November 2019

A new report has called for measures to restrict sales of hot food takeaways near schools in order to tackle the UK’s growing child obesity problem.

Ofqual seeks views on Technical Awards

15 November 2019

A consultation has been launched on proposed new rules aimed at strengthening the regulation of Technical Awards listed in Key Stage 4 performance tables.

Election focus on childcare

13 November 2019

Aiming to get parents back to work and to help children achieve, the Labour Party has promised to spend £1 billion on opening 1000 new early years centres in England if it forms the next Government.