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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....
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Labour have put forward a list of amendments they would like to see to the Conservative’s education and adoption bill. If passed without changes, the bill will require...
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The new shadow education secretary Lucy Powell has outlined a commitment to “local oversight” and “raising aspirations for all children.” Responding to her appointment by new Labour Party...
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A national constitution for schools has been proposed by the Fabian Society after research by the Labour-supporting think tank showed the need for “strong collaboration” between institutions. The...
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A free school in Yorkshire which struggled with recruitment and finding a permanent home has closed a year after opening. The Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that...
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Ongoing problems with the introduction of free school meals for all infants have been described by headteachers, while rumours have surfaced that the policy could be scrapped to...
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A new expert group tasked with advising government on the first ever set of teacher professional development standards is launching a call for evidence. The 11-person expert panel,...