20 JUN 2019
A new international survey has revealed that teachers in England work more hours than anywhere else in Europe. The survey of teachers and school leaders in 48 countries conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revealed that secondary teachers in England worked 46.9 hours a week on average, the fourth-highest workload of the 48 countries polled.
31 OCT 2018
Schools will get £400 million in extra capital funding this year, the chancellor has announced. Mr Hammond said the government was "investing record amounts in our schools", but acknowledged that "school’s budgets do not stretch to that extra bit of kit that would make such a difference".
27 JUN 2018
A secondary school is offering parents the chance to take their children out of school for one week in July next year for an "enrichment week", the BBC reports.
04 MAY 2018
Teachers are to be offered up to a year’s paid sabbatical, in a bid to improve retention rates in the profession. In an address to more than 350 school leaders in Liverpool, education secretary Damian Hinds will announce the £5m scheme.
19 APR 2018
A grammar school has abolished the positions of head boy and girl in favour of gender-neutral roles in order to appoint the "best people for the job". Pupils at Guernsey Grammar School will no longer be shortlisted based on their gender but instead purely on merit.