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Ofsted calls – when the teachers are on strike
A secondary school in Suffolk has been inspected last week, despite most staff taking part in industrial action at the time. NASUWT members were on strike at Lowestoft’s...
Fifth change in junior post since 2010 as Fovargue joins Labour’s education team
New junior shadow education minister Yvonne Fovargue (pictured below) says she will “relish the chance” to take forward Labour’s education policies. In what was described as a “mini”...
Results show Knowsley is worst performing area for GCSEs
One local authority has become the only area in England to see its schools’ GCSE results on average fall below the “floor” set by the Department for Education...
Tougher GCSE rules lead to drop in results
The headline GCSE pass rate has fallen by almost five percentage points this year, new figures from the Department for Education (DfE) show. The provisional statistics, released this...
EXCLUSIVE: Tories fight back after Clegg's office claim teacher Workload Challenge was 'his idea'
A row has broken out between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats about whose idea it was to launch an initiative which invites teachers to help “stop that runaway train of...
Clegg challenges teachers to identify 'pointless processes and paperwork'
A new policy development initiative to reduce bureaucracy across the public sector is to be piloted first with teachers, Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, is expected to say....
Morgan calls on Hunt to stop criticising Free Schools as applications hit record high
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary, has told Tristram Hunt, to stop “running down” the success of free schools in response to a Labour party dossier criticising the programme....
GCSE and A level exam enquiries have exceeded 450,000 say Ofqual
Exams regulator Ofqual has today published provisional data showing the number of Enquiries about Results (EARs) and Appeals against results “has increased noticeably this year.” The new information follows this summer’s exams,...
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...