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Ofsted chief backs positive discrimination for teachers
Positive action is legal if used to hire more diverse staff but difficult to implement, an employment law expert has said after chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw supported...
PISA test results will measure exam reform success
The government will use the UK’s position in the international PISA tests taken by 15-year-olds to judge the success of its extensive exam reforms, the Department for Education...
Teachers’ Working Longer Review board to be revealed next month
Membership of the board tasked with scrutinising the impact of teachers working into their 60s will be decided next month, with unions hoping the review will prove their...
Ofsted reliability will be tested by 'double' inspections
– ‘Reliability tests’ will be trialled in Spring inspections – Two independent inspectors will compare grades Double visits by Ofsted inspectors are to take place on the same...
Conman sentenced for selling fake exam certificates
A conman who sold fake certificates for qualifications online and illegally used Ofqual’s and exam boards’ branding to make them seem more likely to be genuine was sentenced to 80...
Top universities starting to take more "holistic" approach, report finds
Russell Group universities are beginning to play catch up with their modern counterparts in recognising the importance of extra-curricular activities in students’ applications, a report has said. The...
BREAKING: Suspensions lifted at Cuckoo Hall
A unanimous vote by the board of the Cuckoo Hall Academies Trust yesterday lifted the suspensions on executive headteacher Patricia Sowter and headteacher Sharon Ahmet. Trustee Phill Sowter,...
When MPs debate grammar schools —  Our 10-point guide to today’s Westminster motion
In Parliament this morning, Conservative MP for Gainsborough Sir Edward Leigh, proposed a motion to end imbalances in grammar funding. The majority of the debate, however, focused on...
Dwindling teacher pay puts children at risk, says union chief
New teachers are paid 20 per cent less than the average graduate starting salary – and the widening pay gap is risking children’s education, a union has warned....
MBE
When Ray Coe discovered that one of his students needed a new kidney, he didn’t hesitate in offering one of his own. Now the special educational needs co-ordinator...
OBE
Lynn Greenwold, chief executive of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Patoss), was awarded the OBE for services to pupils with special educational...