Recent news headlines
The following news has been published in the last 60 days. For older headlines, please browse the archive.
14/05/19: Ofsted have published their new education inspection framework, which will take effect from September 2019.
14/05/19: The revised School Inspection Handbook for inspecting schools under section 5 (full inspections) and School Inspection Handbook for inspecting schools under section 8 (short inspections) make useful reading
14/05/19: An annual study by the University of Roehampton has found that fewer 16-year-olds in England are getting a computing qualification. It also said schools have cut back on time spent teaching the subject.
14/05/19: DfE have published guidance on the support they have made available to schools to help reduce costs and get value for money
14/05/19: DfE have announced their commitment to fully-funding teachers' pension increases for state-funded schools and colleges in 2019/20. Guidance on the teachers' pension employer contribution grant for 2019/20 can be found here.
14/05/19: Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools from early 2020. It follows the government's Spring Statement of funding for free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.
14/05/19: The Timpson Review has now been published and makes 30 recommendations to Government to ensure exclusions are used appropriately The recommendations have been agreed by the DfE in principle with a planned consultation in the autumn.
14/05/19: The Social Mobility Commission has warned in its State of the Nation 2018-19 report that inequality will remain entrenched in the UK 'from birth to work' unless urgent action is taken.
14/05/19: A survey by NASUWT reports that nearly a quarter of teachers responding say they face violence and abuse from pupils at least once a week.
14/05/19: Over 80% of teachers responding to a recent survey by the National Education Union have reported an increase in the number of pupil mental health problems in the last two years.
14/05/19: The Education Secretary is calling on all schools in England to sign up to a new free teacher recruitment service to advertise full, part-time and job-share teaching vacancies.
14/05/19: As you know, DfE is introducing compulsory Relationships Education for primary pupils and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020 as well as compulsory Health Education for all schools. Here they explain some of the common misconceptions around these subjects.