Digital literacy should sit alongside reading, writing and arithmetic as the fourth pillar of a child's education and must feature as part of compulsory personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), peers have said.
Schools should only be rated "outstanding" by Ofsted if they can prove they are committed to tackling mental health problems and improving the emotional wellbeing of pupils, leading mental health experts have told MPs.
The Department for Education is drawing up plans to make it easier to identify children and young people who have caring responsibilities, with a cross-government strategy due to be published in the summer, children's minister Edward Timpson has confirmed.
The government has been criticised for failing to act on concerns within the childcare sector about funding for extended free provision, after no additional money to boost the flagship initiative was announced in today's Spring Budget.
Councils are set to receive a slice of funding worth £215m to create more school places and improve facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), it has been announced.
Sex and relationships education (SRE) will be made compulsory in all secondary schools, while all children in primary schools will be taught about healthy relationships, but not sex, the government has announced.