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The government has been urged to allow free schools to open in areas where there is a “social need” for the integration of segregated communities. Currently free schools...
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Schools could be judged inadequate by the education watchdog if they do not ban pupils or staff from wearing face veils when they believe it is hindering effective...
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Sir Michael Wilshaw has told headteachers it is their duty to stave off a recruitment crisis by training their own replacements. His comments form part of a report...
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  Education secretary Nicky Morgan said last month all schools will be required to protect children from harm online – with proposals to have “appropriate filters and monitoring...
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Education secretary Nicky Morgan has urged school leaders to embrace new technologies to reduce the “paper trail” workload. Speaking at the 2016 Bett Show in London, Ms Morgan...
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More than a third of youngsters said they learned nothing about sexual consent at school, a new survey has revealed. A report released today by the Sex Education...
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The national body for governors has welcomed an academy chain’s decision to make public its plans to scrap local governing bodies – claiming other trusts have already done...
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Schools are being urged to teach skills linked to the ‘extraversion’ personality trait so that disadvantaged children are not left behind in the jobs market. A report published...
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A new commission will be launched today to examine the cause and effects of inequality in schools. The Social Market Foundation’s (SMF) Commission on Inequality in Education will...
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Two separate groups opposing the government’s decision to allow a Kent grammar school to “expand” have announced today they will not push for a judicial review. The decision...
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A petition calling on education ministers to rethink scrapping GCSE and A-level ICT has fallen on deaf ears after the government reiterated its intent for pupils to take...