But Gibb says new assessment for Year 4 children has been 'designed so that it is easy to use for both teachers and pupils'
Taking children from ethnic minority communities into the countryside can give them the tools and confidence to flourish
The wave of resignations in the autumn term has left college leaders 'fearful for their own futures', AoC warns
Report says Ian Roselman demonstrated 'serious and sustained dishonesty'
The HSE has warned of unsafe practices around transport at the end of the school day
Home educators are widely misrepresented, including on the Tes Podcast – and they have the right to react vocally
After years of rising school exclusions, Kiran Gill says the political will to tackle one of the root causes of street violence is finally re-emerging
Such approaches make work a chore and lower the quality of work produced, argues Jarlath O’Brien
British Council issues Brexit warning over the decline of international experiences in schools
Children's commissioner says schools must teach pupils to manage 'avalanche' of online pressure
Fifth of teachers say they lack confidence in adapting relationships and sex education to meet needs of pupils with SEND
Garry Phillips quits City College Plymouth after no confidence vote by UCU members and criticism from FE commissioner
Pupils will get six seconds to answer a question in the new multiplication tables check, beginning in 2019-20
And it highlights just how tricky defining learning is, argues Christian Bokhove
Royal College of Paediatricians call for clear statement that LGBT people are part of healthy relationships
Norfolk, Suffolk and Isle of Wight among areas with best school and college careers advice, finds report
It's anti-bullying week and to show awareness teachers, students and schools have been showing off their odd socks – did yours make the list?
Teachers are needed to educate and train the future UK workforce after Brexit, says the Association of Colleges
In the name of a national poetry competition, one school receives a helping hand from an unlikely source…
A report by Canadian academics highlights six major flaws in England's FE system
MP demands urgent meeting with Hinds
BBC investigation finds one school had five staffed isolation rooms, costing more than £170,000 per year
Ofsted comes under attack for criticising schools over the practice
Education leaders face greater risks than ever before, so don't vilify those who get it wrong, urges David Hughes
To tackle the recruitment and retention crisis, we must emphasise the professional relationships that make teaching great
Non-fiction texts are the foundation stone of teaching reading comprehension, argues this teacher
Your guide to WorldSkills UK LIVE (formerly the Skills Show), which runs from 15-17 November at Birmingham's NEC
Research proves that early school start times hit students' health, writes one scientist, who suggests a 10am start
The DfE's response to the workload crisis is promising, but Ofsted must be on board, too, says Michael Tidd
Thinking about leadership training? Read this first, says Mark Roberts
Scheme to tackle holiday hunger in one of UK’s most deprived cities is found to have 'delivered food in a dignified way'
One in six pupils experiences bullying, with girls more likely to be targeted than boys, report reveals
A young boy who saved his mother’s life is supporting a call for first aid to be taught in all Scottish primaries
DfE has set out schools' powers to search and screen pupils, and confiscate items
Children in care supposed to be given highest priority but damning evidence shows they face 'discrimination' from schools
We must be proactive to help our children develop into adults who will behave more appropriately
YouGov poll finds nearly half of profession backs crackdown on schools that informally exclude pupils
The show's a stark reminder of schools' financial struggles – ideal viewing for the chancellor, writes Bernard Trafford
This principal from Jordan has seen her pupil numbers – and level of stress amongst teachers – increase in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis
Dozens of councils are having to cut budgets or move money to cope with funding pressures
Watchdog says children must be protected from gang members who use schools' uncompromising rules to 'build empires'
Michael Morpurgo's poignant read teaches pupils about the journey of the poppy and the sacrifice of those who fought in WW1
Distrust of immigrants and a lack of compassion for refugees pervades public discourse – schools can work to change that
Book allowing children to record their small acts of kindness to be passed between pupils
Fortnite and Flossing leave Tom Starkey cold, but there's no harm in supporting students' weird and wonderful passions
Staying professional in this circumstance is a must, says this teacher
Anyone who thinks any education system can solve social inequality needs to think harder about what 'inequality' and 'educated' really mean
School trips are becoming difficult to run for time and cost reasons, so how do we stop them disappearing?
A child’s education must be as varied as possible if they are to navigate a rapidly changing world, writes this teacher
Every student should be able to resit the exams, not just those with a grade 3 or D, writes Andrew Otty
What do you do when the ending of the class novel is ruined? English teacher, Grainne Hallahan has some suggestions
Survey finds 1 per cent of private school staff got same rise as state schools
A well ordered and refreshingly honest guide to evidence-based practice
Tes interviews the University Challenge star and maths teacher
The Lord of the Rings director, screenwriter and film producer recalls the teacher who starred in his very first film
Ofqual consults on changing 'severe' rule that saw GCSE, AS and A-level music candidates pay heavy penalty
In the face of rising youth violence, and 100 years on from the end of the First World War, thousands of pupils pledge to be peacemakers
The British Council highlights how schools can best provide intercultural experiences - either at home or abroad
A campaign group wants changes to deferral rules in Scotland, amid concerns that 4-year-olds are starting school too early
The head of education at a Scottish ‘sculpture park’ wants every child to experience the creativity it promotes
Amid the gloom and lurgies, teachers still need to be enthusing, engaging and damn-right inspirational. But how?
How to build a primary curriculum, and are Mats exerting too much control in the classroom?
SEND pupils and those who move primaries a lot likely to be 'off-rolled'
Sir Alan Tuckett and Tes FE columnist Sarah Simons discuss the state of adult education
Just like Harry Potter characters, we can suck the life out of the job, says Jo Steer
Floor and coasting standards will remain for the time being, as DfE delays consultation on a replacement
The latest edition of education's favourite policy podcast
Cuts are at odds with rising expectations of what schools should offer, stripping education down to the bare bones
Steve Eddison has spent his career teaching, so when he's granted sole charge of little Gracie, what could go wrong?
Staff at the London colleges took four days of strike action earlier this year
The news may feel depressing, but teachers should try to engage their students in current affairs, writes Sarah Simons
Teacher training boss voices concern over teachers following a script
DfE warned 'many' independent schools are considering leaving the Teachers' Pension Scheme
The number of adults currently learning at lowest point since 1996, Learning and Work Institute survey finds
Almost half of young people said they had been bullied face-to-face in the last six months
Despite its recent bad press, some English FE providers are still operating in Saudi Arabia
Funding for increased cost of pensions has only been promised until the end of the current spending review
More than 100 diverse groups applied to open a free school – and I hope they will transform education in disadvantaged communities, writes one school leader
Further education providers need to get ready for the new inspection framework, writes Louise Doyle from Mesma
Church of England says non-faith schools should include religious perspectives in RSE lessons
All parties in Scottish Parliament hail ‘monumental’ victory that promises to transform education for LGBTI students
We need to give children to chance to explore, engage and take risks away from standardised testing and regimented learning
Labour MP calls for girls to be taught to expect more satisfaction
Three steps to reduce your school’s environmental footprint
Survey finds two-thirds of college staff are stressed in their jobs – a total higher than in schools
Academics argue neuroscience is 'largely unnecessary for the development of effective learning interventions'
High charges are forcing students to drop instrumental music lessons
With hindsight, these steps would have been useful, suggests Rebecca Misselbrook
Schools need to learn about Roma and Irish Traveller culture and build strong relationships – or risk alienating them, writes Jules Daulby
And English reading Sats have the highest proportion of requests for scores to be reviewed
Neurodiversity has become a buzzword in the world of SEND. But what does it mean and how should schools react?
Report brings together information from thousands of academy accounts
It is essential that colleges remain globally connected, writes Colleges Scotland's Vonnie Sandlan
There are clear links between learning and health, writes the Learning and Work Institute’s Joyce Black
More than 90 trusts had a 'material uncertainty to continue as a going concern' due to 'financial issues'
£84m centre aims to improve teaching and drive up participation in computer science at GCSE and A level
Pupils need creativity skills more than ever, says Professor Bill Lucas as he highlights a Remembrance Day project
Trust didn't deduct tax and national insurance from £145,006 of extra payments made to chief executive's service company
A new framework won't bring a new dawn for Ofsted – it could do more harm than good, says high-profile academy leader
The latest monthly column by Scotland's education secretary covers teacher pay, career progression and workload
Scotland’s first minister received about 120 letters in the month after inviting teachers to contact her with their concerns
Coalition accuses the DfE of 'yielding to those who wish for schools to be able to pretend LGBT people do not exist'
School dubbed strictest in the country plans to open a new secondary in Hertfordshire
The only way Ofsted can save itself is to introduce a framework that genuinely helps schools to improve, says JL Dutaut
Forest school sorted? It is time to get your bucket and spade out and try beach schools, says this teacher
To attract people into teaching, we need to stop ‘selling’ courses and offer supportive guidance, says Sue O'Brien
College's response to staff concerns is 'inadequate and insulting', says UCU
Skills minister says staff have to be prepared if the technical education system is to be 'first class'
Children deemed ‘criminal’ at 8 in Scotland, but changes would leave rest of UK with EU's lowest age of criminal responsibility
Call for better educational programmes to cut violence as research shows when young people are most likely to be stabbed
New Department for Education accounts show that 185 trusts had deficits totalling £65m in 2016-17
Proportion of academy trusts paying salaries above £100,000 has increased, while those paying £150,000 has stayed the same
Ofsted’s new focus on the curriculum gives schools an opportunity to rethink their KS3 curriculum, writes one head
Activities and free meals provided for thousands of children this summer amid concerns about holiday hunger
MPs' committee hears that £400m for one-offs is 'welcome but very small compared to the overall extent of need'
In this week's postbag of letters to the editor, readers discuss supply teacher pay, Ucas references and foreign aid
Letter calls for restructuring plans to be shelved until it can be confirmed mistakes made at college won't be repeated
Ofsted chief warns that its checks on independent school inspections are being 'seriously hampered'
A total of 14 colleges benefited from the pilot phase of the Strategic College Improvement Fund scheme
The government should also pursue an EU deal for unrestricted movement of students, parliamentary group says
Poorer families are only half as likely to have a child learning an instrument, new research reveals
The chancellor has had to defend the government's record on FE