Education policy

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Teachers’ strikes: school closures in England and Wales explained
First of seven days of industrial action by members of the National Education Union begins on Wednesday

Sally Weale Education correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @3:42 PM

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‘Tell us which schools could collapse’: Labour will force ministers to reveal data
Teachers and parents voice fury over risk to life in England’s crumbling classrooms as DfE keeps survey details from public scrutiny

Toby Helm Political editor

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Heads call for end to ‘blunt’ Ofsted ratings in inspections overhaul
ASCL says grades such as ‘requires improvement’ should be replaced by descriptions of strengths and flaws

Sally Weale Education correspondent

20, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Muddled policies putting UK’s lead in creative industries at risk, peers warn
Report criticises indifference to sector’s potential and calls for new approach to address skills shortages

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Pay gap figures will add to nurses’ and teachers’ determination to strike
Recruitment will get harder and it will be a very tough spring if UK ministers persist in facing down the unions

Phillip Inman

17, Jan, 2023 @12:19 PM

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Mixed signals from No 10 and education secretary over gender change age
Downing Street appears to dismiss Gillian Keegan’s comments on Scottish bill that 16 is old enough to decide

Jessica Elgot and Libby Brooks

17, Jan, 2023 @11:23 AM

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Education secretary says she is willing to talk to teachers about money
Gillian Keegan ‘extremely disappointed’ in decision to strike and stops short of promising pay review

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

17, Jan, 2023 @9:40 AM

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Teachers in England and Wales vote to strike as nurses prepare further action
Thousands of schools set to close as NEU members plan mass strike on 1 February, followed by regional stoppages

Sally Weale and Denis Campbell

16, Jan, 2023 @7:13 PM

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Jan Hardy obituary
Other lives: Co-founder of the Anti-Racist Teacher Education Network and county adviser for multicultural education at Hertfordshire LEA

Jane Lane

15, Jan, 2023 @2:47 PM

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Teachers’ pay cut by £6,600 since 2010, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
IFS says pay erosion helps explain why traditionally moderate teaching unions are considering strike action

Richard Adams Education editor

12, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Art makes a person broader’: what sculptor Ruth Asawa knew that Rishi Sunak doesn’t
The British PM may believe that compulsory maths is the key to education – but Asawa showed a different path, armed with little more than flour and water

Katy Hessel

09, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Children face multiple safeguarding risks at out-of-school settings in England
Government report prompts calls for better oversight to stop inappropriate practices at youth organisations

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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