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".
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.
02 FEB 2018
Theresa May has unveiled a new China-UK education deal as she arrived in Wuhan for her first state visit to the country. The education initiative will see the extension of a “pioneering” maths teacher exchange programme, according to the British government.
09 JAN 2018
The education secretary Justine Greening has quit government after being moved from her post in yesterday’s cabinet reshuffle.
22 MAY 2017
A Conservative manifesto pledge to scrap 'universal' free school lunches could see as many as 900,000 children from low-income families lose their entitlement to claim the midday meal, a leading think tank has warned.