Fewer absences than ever

20 October 2014

Fewer pupils are persistently missing class, according to new figures on school attendance from the Department for Education.

Proposed changes to CDM Regulations – April 2015

17 October 2014

Following a consultation earlier this year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is considering changes to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM Regulations). The changes have been proposed because the Government believes that there is often misinterpretation and over-interpretation of the Regulations and the co-ordination function.

Is learning improved by more sleep or by physical fitness?

15 October 2014

Two new experiments by Oxford University will investigate whether teenagers would do better in their exams if they could sleep in and start school later, and whether physical fitness can improve academic achievement.

Online homework is a problem for parents

14 October 2014

With tablets apparently now more prevalent than televisions in children’s bedrooms, more and more pupils have access to the internet at home, but parents are more and more worried about what their children are doing online while they are meant to be doing their homework.

Strike action suspended

10 October 2014

UNISON, GMB and Unite, representing more than 1.5 million workers in local government and schools, have announced that strike action planned for 14 October will be suspended.

Competition can help pupils eat more healthily

9 October 2014

Introducing a competitive edge at school meal times could increase the number of children eating healthily by up to a third, according to joint research from the Universities of Bath, Essex and Edinburgh.

Are free schools using innovative approaches?

9 October 2014

A new report from the Department for Education has explored whether free schools are indeed using the freedoms available to them and how they are working with other schools as part of the desired self-improving school-led system.