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What does a fully-Conservative government mean for schools?
At a certain point last night I grabbed our election supplement and flipped nervously to the Conservative education pledge list. It was the first time I’d considered a...
General Election 2015: Which education MPs came up trumps?
Here is a full list of how our education MPs got on in the election:   Nicky Morgan, education secretary, IN Morgan was fighting a marginal seat in...
Free school blames EFA for early closure
More than 20 pupils face moving schools halfway through their GCSE studies after a free school in Stockport announced its closure is moving forward by a year. Stockport...
How we should combat teacher cyberbullying
School professionals need to work together to combat cyberbullying of teachers, say two academics who have examined YouTube videos from across the globe, including England. A paper by...
DfE lets us look at register of board members’ interest
The Department for Education’s register of board members’ interests is not available on its website and is more than a year out of date. During an investigation regarding...
Aspirations Academies Trust ‘can’t cope’ with high pupil numbers
Aspirations Academies Trust is planning to reduce pupil numbers in two of its secondary schools, despite concerns from local about a lack of school places. The trust runs...
The day that one in six schools fell silent
– Education disrupted in up to 3,800 schools across the country as ballot boxes moved in – Many forced to close over safeguarding concerns as strangers enter schools...
NAHT gets its priorities in order
National free school meal data sharing, real-terms increases in education funding, money for mental health support and reviews of “excessive” testing will all be campaign issues for the...
Data backs up head’s Ofsted fury
When executive headteacher Geoff Barton was told by an Ofsted inspector that his school’s behaviour grading was limited by its low attainment grade, he complained to the inspectorate. Exclusive...
Parents of Croydon state school pupils unlawfully charged for literacy lessons will get refunds
Croydon Council says it will refund unlawful charges it imposed for literacy lessons to 32 primary children during school hours. The parents were charged £50,000 in total between...
"We should not specify what boys and girls wear" at school, says LGBT teacher trainer
Schools should adopt “gender neutral” uniforms to make them lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) friendly and inclusive, and end bullying, a teacher training specialist has said. Elly...