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Two new Ofsted board members announced
A political advisor at BP and a think tank director have been appointed as new non-executive board members at Ofsted. Former teacher John Hughes will join after retiring as...
Social media and cyberbullying contribute to increasing emotional disorders among young people, new report claims
Misuse of social media and cyberbullying are presenting challenges to schools and causing a rise in emotional disorders among young people, according to a report published today by...
EXCLUSIVE: Gove and PM school made forbidden donation request
The state secondary school selected by David Cameron and Michael Gove for their daughters appears to have breached school admission laws by asking parents for money when offering...
Department for Education not doing enough to close "shockingly poor" attainment gap for children in care, report finds
The Department for Education has been criticised for not doing enough to secure a better future for children in care – with the “shockingly poor” education attainment gap...
A level students will receive £15k to become teachers, Cameron to announce
Teenagers are to be offered £15,000 to become maths and physics teachers, the government has announced today. Under plans due to be revealed by prime minister David Cameron...
Members of commission on assessment without levels revealed
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the names of the members of the commission on assessment without levels. School reform minister Nick Gibb last month announced the...
Morgan, Hunt and Datalab on Free Schools: Who said what on radio this morning
On Radio Four this morning, Education secretary Nicky Morgan said free schools were a “huge success story” and the Government’s announcement of 500 more of them would benefit...
Morgan says sexual consent to be taught in schools - but SRE still not compulsory
Children are to be taught about sexual consent from the age of 11, in plans announced by education secretary Nicky Morgan yesterday. Consent lessons for secondary pupils will...
Free Schools 2015: List of newly approved schools
David Cameron has today announced the approval of 49 new free schools.   The schools are: Ashmole Primary School Mainstream Primary Barnet Athena Academy, the Mainstream Primary Waltham...
"Schools cannot be trusted" with careers advice, says report
Schools cannot be trusted to give careers advice in the best interest of young people, says a report released today by the education select committee. The report “Apprenticeships...
"Free schools drive up standards in other schools" Policy Exchange claims
Free schools are raising standards in neighbouring schools, a think tank founded by Michael Gove will today claim. A report launched today by Policy Exchange shows analysis of...