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Apr 2022
The number of head teachers in England quitting their jobs within the first five years of starting is on the rise. One in four (25%) primary school heads and more than one in three (37%) in secondary schools who started their roles in ...

Apr 2022
Offers of primary-school places for children in England and Wales are being sent out. It is often a time of anxious waiting for parents and carers.  Read more here.

Apr 2022
The number of pupils missing lessons because of Covid is stabilising in England's state schools, despite a record number of infections in the UK. New government figures show 179,000 pupils (about 2.2%) were off last Thursday because ...


Police should only get involved in schools as a last resort, the National Education Union's annual conference has heard. The move comes after a 15-year-old black schoolgirl, known as Child Q, was strip-searched at a London school in ...

Apr 2022
The artist Quentin Blake has donated two original drawings to encourage young children to have their Covid-19 vaccinations.  Read more here.

Mar 2022
Children's charities have signed an open letter calling for better safeguarding training in schools after a black schoolgirl was strip-searched.  Read more here.

Mar 2022
Higher English and maths targets and the introduction of a national behaviour survey are among new plans for schools in England.  Read more here.


Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi set out a new strategy to help lift standards in schools from current levels where only two thirds finish primary school with acceptable standards in English and maths.  Read more here.

Mar 2022
Almost 1.8 million children missed at least 10% of school in the autumn term in England, according to new estimates.  Read more here.

Feb 2022
Schools in England are being reminded to teach sensitive issues in a non-biased way, under new guidance.  Read more here.