Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work

The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:10 pm

Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:50 am

'Family test' for policies outlined

All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:41 am

ChildLine seeing more suicidal children

More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 6:57 am

AUDIO: 'Don't praise struggling pupils'

Popular teaching practices "harmful to students' learning".

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 5:26 am

Independent review of Ofsted urged

Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:57 pm

Inquiry into school isolation room

An investigation is under way at a Kent school after claims that children were kept locked in an isolation room for hours at a time.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:49 pm

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'

Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:46 pm

Children's social work faces change

The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:15 pm

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:20 am

Plans for Wales' first vet school

Aberystwyth University is exploring plans to become Wales' first veterinary school and will offer a related course from 2015.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:02 am

'Birmingham family' statue unveiled

A statue by a Turner Prize-winning artist, representing a real Birmingham family, is unveiled.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 10:42 am

Private school graduates 'earn more'

UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 8:27 pm

Schools 'progressing too slowly'

There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 8:17 pm

Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now

Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 5:29 pm

AUDIO: Move to tackle homophobic bullies

The government is to spend two million pounds tackling homophobic bullying in schools in England.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 7:26 am

School tests 'causing pupil stress'

Annual school tests for children aged seven to 14 are causing so much stress some pupils are refusing to go to school, a survey finds.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 2:10 am

Hidden school costs worry families

Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 8:07 pm

Where do billionaires go to university?

Where do the super-rich go to university?

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 7:30 pm

Private school charity rule disputed

An Orkney woman who wants independent schools stripped of their charitable status takes her campaign to the Scottish Parliament.

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 4:28 am

Young carers' plight shown in game

Young carers in Wales have turned their lives into a board game to raise awareness of their plight.

Posted by on 28 October 2014 | 2:43 am

Children 'lacking trust' in police

Children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, bordering on fear in some cases, a report by MPs and peers suggests.

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 8:38 pm

Term-time holidays 'must be rare'

Holidays for pupils in term-time should only be granted if the circumstances are "rare, unavoidable, significant and short", say head teachers

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 11:35 am

Teacher admits Syria terror offences

A 30-year-old teacher from Greater Manchester, who planned to join Islamic State militants in Syria, pleads guilty to two terrorism offences.

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 9:25 am

Marking ban will hit 69 universities

Hundreds of thousands of students are likely to be affected by a university marking boycott by academics angry at changes to their pensions.

Posted by on 27 October 2014 | 9:13 am