Schools

Councils cut primary school places as baby boom flattens

Pupil numbers are expected to fall by around 300,000 over the next five years

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Ofsted

No need to design your own curriculum, Ofsted tells primaries

Smaller schools can pool their resources when developing curriculum, watchdog says

James Carr
James Carr
Schools

Academics want reform of ‘narrow’ phonics focus

Study claims teaching reading in England has been 'less successful' under new approach

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Coronavirus: 50% oppose back-to-school plans as trust in government slumps

The government’s plan for the wider reopening of schools from today is opposed by half of Britons, a new...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Coronavirus: Borrow teachers from other schools or use TAs to address shortages, schools told

Schools should use teachers from other schools or “experienced” teaching assistants if they don’t have enough staff to teach...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Arts-focused teacher development fund open for applications

Schools can benefit from up to £150,000 in grant funding to boost arts-based teaching through partnerships with cultural organisations...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Primary schools are being asked to trial lessons in identifying ‘fake news’

The battle against fake news is about to make its way into classrooms, as primary schools are sought for...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
Opinion

A solid primary curriculum is essential for GCSE success – but what does that look like?

The expanded GCSEs may seem tough, but once pupils have been through the new primary curriculum, they will be...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Exodus of children in care from London – but why?

An exodus of looked-after children from the capital could be driving down the achievement rates in other parts of...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden