In this week's postbag of letters to the editor, readers discuss negative views of education and the demise of PE
Twelve independent schools issued with warning notices by DfE
MEP wants more done to train teachers in coding and to encourage girls to learn technological skills
Being educated should be an end in itself, the value of which does not lie in an instrumental goal such as being "future-proofed"
Meet the academy leader who thinks Angela Rayner is 'so cool'
Claim comes as Chartered College of Teaching says regulator's plans will leave heads in 'fear and dread'
Some Scottish high schools are overhauling their curricula – but it’s an 'uneven playing field'
Curriculum expert weighs up the political arguments raging over the uptake of subjects studied in Scotland
As his grandson starts school, veteran headteacher Colin Harris reflects on what kind of education he will receive
Nicola Sturgeon faces attacks over national assessments and ‘crash’ in subject choice
PSHE has dropped off many schools’ timetables, but it is vital we bring the subject back, says this English teacher
Ofsted chief inspector says that a school's curriculum should not be formed from 'isolated chunks of knowledge'
After researching worldwide exam systems, Ofqual says it would be hard to find another exam system better than ours
Ofsted aims to help to deliver a broad curriculum – and the DfE has said it wants the same thing, says Stephen Rollett
DfE is looking to improve content of KS3 music, art, drama and dance
Ofsted official says approach is 'depressing' after Tes flagged case of pupils asked to choose GCSEs in their second term at secondary school
With Brexit looming and AI spreading, Sir Anthony Seldon suggests 10 ways for education to deal with the new era
Creative arts can't be an 'optional extra' – they equip pupils to be successful post-school, writes Andrew Law
The Tes team discuss the narrowing of the secondary curriculum and ask: what are the education secretary's priorities?
English, maths and science now make up more than half of lesson time for 14- to 16-year-olds, Tes analysis shows
Pupils being ‘lost to the language’ in senior secondary puts further pressure on teacher supply, says expert
We were told they were about 'rigour', but no one has really explained what that meant, writes the ASCL's Geoff Barton
One former Ofsted inspector explains how he thinks the watchdog should approach the new focus on the curriculum
Significant concerns about plans to inspect schools' approach to the curriculum are being raised – including at the DfE
The current list of books for GCSE English reads like a 'greatest hits' – let's mix it up, says one head of English
Teachers seem in a rush to teach books that are beyond our child's age range and that can be damaging, says Simon Smith
After 30 years, it's time to put down the ailing national curriculum, one teacher argues. But what to replace it with?
Schools have come under fire this week for putting too much emphasis on vocabulary learning: Alex Quigley responds
Long-awaited revisions to the maths Early Learning Goals will be piloted in September, but how useful will they be?
Department for Education's director general for standards says curriculum has narrowed because of teacher recruitment challenge and exam reforms