24 APR 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that children are being “crammed in classrooms like sardines” and pledged to keep class sizes down if he wins the general election, in the latest of a series of high-profile interventions on education issues.
31 MAR 2017
Controversial national curriculum tests taken by six and seven-year-olds in England are to be scrapped under radical new government proposals. Justine Greening, the education secretary, first announced she would seek views on changes to primary testing last year.
22 MAR 2017
A school teacher working in an indigenous community in the remote Canadian Arctic has been awarded a US $1million (£803,000) global teaching prize for her work helping to reduce teenage suicide rates.
02 MAR 2017
Sex and relationships education (RSE) is to be made compulsory in all schools in England, the government has announced. The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, says that all children from the age of four will be taught about safe and healthy relationships and children in secondary schools will be given age-appropriate lessons about sex.
20 FEB 2017
A new exercise regime which allows teachers and parents to monitor pupils’ activities throughout the school day is being rolled out across the country in a bid to eradicate childhood obesity.