Posts by: Freddie Whittaker

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Ofsted will consider scrapping its controversial ‘outstanding’ grade, the new chief inspector has told MPs. Amanda Spielman, who has been selected by the government to succeed Sir Michael...
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The shadow education secretary Pat Glass has announced her intention to stand down from Parliament at the next election – having served less than two days in her new...
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School census data from January 2016 has been released by the government today. Here are the main points… 1. A smaller proportion of pupils are claiming free school...
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Labour’s shadow education team has lost more than half of its members after another flurry of resignations linked to the party’s leadership crisis. The ability of the opposition to...
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To coincide with the opening of its annual conference today, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers has published the findings of a survey of more than 800 members. Here are...
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Shadow education secretary Lucy Powell has demanded the publication of advice received by Nicky Morgan ahead of her decision to approve plans for a grammar school in Kent....
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Any move to revive selective schools will be “fiercely contested” by Labour, Lucy Powell has said. The new shadow education secretary has told The Guardian that the Conservatives...
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School sixth forms which failed to enrol learners without GCSE English and maths passes last year will not face as much of a financial penalty as expected after...
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The education select committee has launched an inquiry into Holocaust education. A spokesperson for the committee, now chaired by Conservative MP Neil Carmichael (pictured), has announced the inquiry...
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Labour has unveiled its full shadow education frontbench team, including some familiar faces. Here’s the low-down on them all.   Lucy Powell, shadow education secretary   Powell’s appointment...
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Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw faced his first grilling today from the new education select committee. Here are some of the highlights of what he said… 1....