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Local authority leaders have warned that music lessons will be ‘under threat’ unless the Government covers the cost of a pay rise for music teachers.
People in the North and Midlands are being failed at all levels of education and are ill-prepared for the 'rise of the robots', according to planning experts.
The education secretary will today launch a multi-million pound programme to boost social mobility and raise aspirations for children in the North East.
Mark Whitehead investigates the Government's 'seemingly casual' approach to data when it comes to education spending.
Head teachers have attacked the way the Government has used statistics to defend its spending on education as 'shocking and disturbing'.
The latest spending plans show schools will suffer real terms cuts in funding, local government leaders have warned.
Funding for 16- to 18-year-olds and general further education has been cut much more sharply than for schools and other parts of the education system, according to a new analysis.
Government budget cuts are forcing many schools to rely more heavily on financial contributions from parents, a charity focusing on social mobility finds.
Birmingham City Council has said it is ‘very disappointed’ by the results of a special educational needs and disabilities inspection and said it would take urgent action to make ‘significant improvements’.
Ofsted is not providing the level of independent assurance about the quality of education that schools and parents need, MPs warn.