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Have your say on educational performance plans

13 February 2019

All schools judged as requiring improvement will be eligible for support under new proposals from the Department for Education (DfE).

Chronic stress levels 40% higher in working mums

6 February 2019

Researchers have warned that biological markers for chronic stress are 40% higher in women bringing up two children while working full time, but added that flexible working arrangements with reduced hours can reduce stress levels.

Schools urged to opt for academy status

5 February 2019

More than half of the pupils in England’s state-funded schools are now educated in academies and free schools.

Government aims to recruit more teachers and reduce workload

5 February 2019

Promising more early career support, opportunities for flexible and part-time working and a reduction in their workload, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has offered teachers a new strategy aimed at making sure talent stays in schools across the country.

More protection for pregnant women and parent returners

31 January 2019

Pregnant women and new parents returning to work are set to receive greater protection from redundancy, under new plans announced by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Children's Mental Health Week focuses on bodies and minds

31 January 2019

This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week will run from 4 to 10 February with the theme of “Healthy: Inside and Out” encouraging children and young people, and indeed adults, to look after their bodies and their minds.

More places for pupils with complex needs

28 January 2019

Approval has been granted for the opening of two new specialist-free schools, which will offer places to children with complex social, emotional and mental health needs.

Ofsted consults on inspection changes

28 January 2019

Views are invited on proposed changes to the school inspection regime in England.

Saving lives at school

16 January 2019

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is to be taught in all state-funded secondary schools, under proposals announced by Education Secretary Damian Hinds.

Education charity warns of sharp fall in cash for teacher training

16 January 2019

For the first time since its analysis began in 2011, Teacher Development Trust (TDT) has reported a drop in teacher training spending, with staff development budgets having fallen by 12% in secondary schools and 7% in primary schools.

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