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School led nurseries to be at "heart" of government education plans
Childcare Minister Sam Gyimah has said today he wants more schools to offer nursery provision. In a speech at a Policy Exchange event in London this morning called ‘More...
Labour appoint new Junior Shadow Minister for Education in ‘mini’ reshuffle
In what has been described as a “mini” reshuffle by the Labour party this evening, Yvonne Fovargue MP has been appointed Junior Shadow Minister for Education. Fovargue (pictured)...
Should sex education be compulsory? –  Education Select Committee to hear evidence
MPs will tomorrow hear evidence about making sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory in schools – ahead of a bill due before Parliament on Friday. The education select...
Pay top teachers more to work in challenging areas, report urges
A cross-party report has suggested paying the country’s top teachers 25 per cent more to work in disadvantaged areas. The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission (SMCP) this...
FEATURED: the new regional  schools commissioners
Primary schools that wish to apply for academy status will be encouraged to do so in groups says Dominic Herrington, the regional schools commissioner for south-east England and...
Teaching unions join thousands in London pay protest marches
Hundreds of teachers from across the country joined colleagues from the public sector today to protest for pay increases. Members of the NUT and NASUWT were among the...
Ofsted busts ‘myths’ on book-marking and lesson plans
Use the red pen as much or as little as you like. That seems to be the message from guidance that Ofsted has put out today, clarifying their...
Truth behind the ‘funny oath’
Teachers will not have to swear “some funny oath”, Tristram Hunt has said after comments he made led to speculation that a “Hippocratic oath” for teachers could become...
Cameron plans rescue squad of 1,500 top teachers
A rescue team of teachers in the shape of a National Teaching Service (NTS) were proposed this week by Prime Minister David Cameron. The new centrally funded body...
School Direct places soar as institutions face cuts
Figures released this week show that teacher training places at outstanding providers are to be cut 10.6 per cent, while the number of in-school training places has soared....
Ofsted obstruct the sharing of teacher observation notes
A data protection expert has said Ofsted is being obstructive by using copyright law to prevent teachers publishing their own lesson observation notes. Under the Data Protection Act,...