New Ofsted boss quizzed on lack of teaching experience

Amanda Spielman, the government's preferred candidate for the next chief inspector of schools in England, is challenged over her lack of experience as a teacher.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:26 am

Pat Glass resigns as Labour education shadow secretary

Pat Glass resigns as Labour's education shadow just two days after being appointed.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 6:08 am

More English schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

Ofsted data reveals a slight increase in the proportion of schools judged good or outstanding in England.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 5:43 am

University of food awards 'Nobel prize for chefs'

A university dedicated to food is to award an international prize for a chef whose cooking does good as well as tastes good.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 6:28 pm

Italian PM suggests UK students could have EU passports

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has suggested that UK students wanting to study in Europe could receive passports from other European Union countries.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 1:02 pm

School population rises by 121,000

The number of pupils in England's school system has risen for the seventh successive year, according to an annual census.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 11:12 am

Work in progress

The OECD's latest survey of adult skills shows how quickly such as Singapore can be improved

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 8:59 am

Three quarters of children's services weak, Ofsted says

Too many young people in care in England are not getting the service they deserve, with three quarters of children's services inadequate or requiring improvement Ofsted warns.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 8:27 am

Numbered GCSE grades allowed in N. Ireland

Education Minister Peter Weir will allow pupils in Northern Ireland to receive GCSE grades from English exam boards who provide results using numbers from 9-1.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 6:32 am

Anti-Semitism compensation and apology for student

A Jewish student who suffered anti-Semitic racial abuse and bullying accepts a payout and apology from the University of York Students' Union.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 10:34 am

Funding honoured for EU students in UK

Students from the European Union starting university courses in the UK this autumn are promised no change to student loans funding.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 8:06 am

Pat Glass appointed Labour's education shadow secretary

Pat Glass has been announced as Labour's shadow education secretary, after Lucy Powell resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 6:20 am

India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating

A "top student" in India's Bihar state, 17-year-old Ruby Rai, is arrested after a panel of examiners retesting her cancelled her original results.

Posted by on 27 June 2016 | 4:44 am

EU Referendum: Reassurance sought over EU students

Universities pledge to put pressure on the government over European students and staff in the wake of the UK's vote to leave.

Posted by on 24 June 2016 | 6:19 am

Teaching union backs programme of strikes

Members of the biggest teaching union in England back discontinuous strike action over pay, working condition and school funding.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 10:25 am

Beijing 'alley homes' used to secure school places

Competition for Beijing's schools means some parents buy uninhabitable nearby spaces to register as residences.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 9:24 am

Poor pupils 'are still let down', warns Ofsted boss

Disadvantaged pupils in England are still being let down by the education system, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has warned.

Posted by on 23 June 2016 | 4:12 am

Peake practice

How should teachers go about boosting children's ability to tackle complex scientific questions?

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 6:57 pm

'Off-topic' exam sparks protest by Basingstoke students

Biology students from Hampshire challenge their A Level exam after claiming none of the questions were on topics they had studied.

Posted by on 22 June 2016 | 4:21 pm

'Virtual doctors' help patients a continent away

Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 7:58 pm

Child sex abuse: More than 100 rapes with online link in past year

More than 100 child rapes involving predators operating online took place in England and Wales in the last year, police figures obtained by the NSPCC show.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 8:50 am

Teaching assistants face violence at work, says union

More than half of UK teaching assistants have experienced physical violence at school in the past year, a poll by Unison finds.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 7:13 am

Welsh universities firmly behind EU membership

Welsh universities nail their colours firmly to the mast in the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 2:54 am

Sunshine fear halts Jersey school beach trip

A school's annual 'beach day' is scrapped over concerns about the dangers of midday sunshine.

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | 1:46 am

Magic reading key

They've helped millions of children to read and parents either love them or hate them. Who are Biff, Chip and Kipper and what are they really called?

Posted by on 20 June 2016 | 7:09 am