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Department for Education (DfE) staff could be seconded to other departments to help with supply of "mission critical" items like food and medicines following a "no deal" Brexit, a committee of MPs heard today.

Early years and school settings are set to be judged on the quality of education they provide rather than performance data, if a proposed overhaul by Ofsted goes ahead.

Labour calls for 'radical overhaul' in apprenticeships

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

15 January 2019

The government's skills policy needs a "radical overhaul", the shadow international trade minister has suggested.

Sugar education to be part of core school subjects

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

14 January 2019

Children are set to study sugar consumption in English and maths lessons, as part of the government's latest strategy to tackle childhood obesity.

The proportion of council maintained secondary schools in debt has rocketed over the last five years with almost one in three in the red, analysis of school budgets has found.

A "dramatic" rise in the number of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) accessing early education is leading to a funding crisis in the sector, a childcare organisation has warned.

Minister admits lack of progress for Traveller pupils

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

09 January 2019

Government progress on supporting the educational needs of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children has remained "flat" over the past five years, the children's minister has admitted.

Former Rotherham children's chief awarded CBE

By Joanne Parkes |

04 January 2019

A council chief who was credited with turning around Rotherham children's services following the borough's child sexual exploitation scandal, has been awarded a CBE.

Study reveals academies' poor record on disadvantaged pupils

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

19 December 2018

Disadvantaged children taught in two-thirds of academy chain schools have lower attainment levels than the mainstream school average, research has shown.

Extra government funding to meet the costs of educating rising numbers of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is insufficient to avert a schools cash "crisis", children's services leaders have said.