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Head teachers have sent a strong message to the chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, in an emergency motion held at the NAHT Conference

Over half of secondary girls say that “girls are put off sport and physical activity because of their experiences of school sport and PE”

There is an enormous difference in how much children learn depending on who teaches them, says the House of Commons Education Committee


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New research released by The Prince's Trust and the Times Educational Supplement warns that thousands of teachers fear more pupils will end up on benefits than ever before


Stephen Twigg MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to news that the number of teachers in England's state school system fell by 10,000 and the number of teaching assistants by more than 6,000 in the year to November, said..


More than half of all school children living in poverty - 1.2 million - are missing out on free school meals, reveals shocking new research by The Children’s Society


Hundreds of school support staff are to get degree-level and specialist training in helping children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), under a new £500,000 programme set out today by Children's Minister Sarah Teather


Commenting on research on The Impact of Free Schools on Neighbouring Schools, and the NUT’s legal challenge to Government over its Free Schools policy, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said...


Over a third of education staff said there has been an increase in the uptake of free school meals (FSM) at their school or college in the past five years, with most believing the rise is due to the recession and more parents being made redundant..


A third of school and college staff have dealt with physical violence from a student during this academic year, according to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)


NUT members in all maintained Nottingham City schools will take strike action on today against Nottingham City Council’s proposal to implement a five term year from 2013


Almost 400,000 persistently absent children missed at least a month of school, figures reveal today


Around 74,000 children have missed out on a place at their first-choice secondary school, official figures reveal today.


Leading think-tank welcomes the report published today by the Children‟s Commissioner for England They Never Give Up on You, following her School Exclusions Inquiry


Today Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children's Commissioner for England publishes findings from her School Exclusions Inquiry in her report, "They Never Give Up On You."  It finds most schools work hard to cater for troubled students.  However, for the first time on record, schools have admitted illegally excluding children


Schools Minister Nick Gibb today announced a new national award scheme to recognise the top achievers in every secondary school in England – and those showing great potential


Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, will today issue a national challenge to drive up stalled standards of literacy and English


A new generation of teachers will be trained in managing disruptive behaviour under new proposals set out today by Charlie Taylor, the Government’s Expert Adviser on behaviour.


In a major survey carried out over the last three years Ofsted has found wide differences in the quality and quantity of music education in schools across England. One in five of the schools visited were judged inadequate for music. The findings and recommendations are published in a report today


A £50 million summer schools fund to help the most disadvantaged pupils opens today. The money will help up to 100,000 pupils making the transition from primary to secondary school, a time when Ofsted research shows performance can take a significant dip


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