7 February 2021
Russia’s main opposition party is campaigning for the “natural right” of children to go to school in the face of widespread closures.
15 August 2020
The case for opening schools to all children in September is compelling. We know how the benefits for children of attending school vastly outweigh any risks.
19 June 2020
More than 1,500 paediatricians have signed a letter to the prime minister urgently calling for the government to publish a clear plan for getting all children back to school.
5 June 2020
The phased wider opening of schools which began on 1 June was marred by confusion and concern. Take-up will grow when parents see that Armageddon has not been unleashed
15 May 2020
For the foreseeable future – for years – there will be no such thing as 100 per cent safe. Only workers can assess what is reasonably safe in their workplace, and every workplace is different, including every school.
4 April 2020
The 1870 Education Act was a great step towards achieving universal education, a powerful force for workers’ emancipation.
12 July 2019
On 10 July teaching staff at The Castle School academy in Gloucestershire went on strike in protest at excessive workload. Action is set to continue into next term.
8 July 2019
New figures from the Department for Education show that class sizes in England’s secondary schools have risen by the equivalent of one extra pupil per class in just two years.
10 April 2019
Wolverhampton College staff have been taking to the picket lines across three college sites in a fight for a more money.
10 March 2019
Government is reducing the amount it pays out to local authorities. Services are cut or the shortfall is made up by increases for council tax payers, further damaging public services that people rely on.
26 November 2018
Greenwich teachers have effectively made their part of London a no-go area for the further academisation of its schools, led by the National Education Union at The John Roan School.
27 September 2018
Head teachers are to march on Downing Street on Friday 28 September in an unprecedented bid to get improved and sufficient school funding.
12 September 2018
England's schools are facing a severe shortage of teachers, says a new report from the Education Policy Institute.
8 August 2018
A school which cost £18.6 million to rebuild six years ago needs to spend £5 million on repairs – including fixing some 300 holes in its roof.
15 January 2018
Sickness among teachers is adding to the pressure created by staff shortages – leading to a teachers leaving the profession and creating even more strain.
15 January 2018
The government is doing little to curb religious segregation and the influence of faith schools. The new education secretary is a supporter of religious segregation. The chief inspector of schools says more powers are needed to tackle illegal faith schools.
15 September 2017
Wakefield City Academies Trust announced in early September that is pulling out of the 21 schools it runs. And in Bradford, a pathfinder acedemy is in special measures within three years of being rated outstanding.
20 August 2017
Janitors in Glasgow’s primary, nursery and additional support schools have won a pay rise – and the principle of one janitor, one school.