Headlines from the world of education and schools work:
- Are breakfast clubs under threat?: Breakfast clubs are a lifeline for children who come to school hungry. But will the new government continue to support them?
- Home computers ‘harm children’s test results’: Parents who buy computers for their children may be damaging their exam results, according to new research.
- Brightest pupils ‘need more support in school’: Bright children could be missing out in the classroom as education policies focus on “overcoming social disadvantage”, according to a leading head teacher.
- More students ‘opting for vocational courses’: Record numbers of teenagers are opting for practical courses such as construction and tourism to secure jobs in the recession, according to research.
- Warning over school ‘drinking culture’: Researchers have warned of a “drinking culture” in schools with large numbers of white, middle-class children.
- Chair of Ofsted resigns: The chair of the education and children’s social services inspectorate Ofsted Zenna Atkins has resigned, fuelling speculation that ministers plan significant changes at the organisation.
- Michael Gove lists the schools that could become academies: The names of 1,700 schools that have asked the government about becoming academies was published by the department for education today.