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Conservative conference: Nicky Morgan union clash over 'negative picture' of teaching
Nicky Morgan has clashed with trade unionists at the Conservative Party conference as she accused them of painting a “negative picture” of teaching. During a heated debate at...
England has ‘highest expulsion rate in Europe’
England’s expulsion rate is “out of control” because getting rid of struggling pupils is “in the interests of schools”, prominent social geographer Danny Dorling warned. Speaking at a...
Heads need support of local authorities to clamp down on school place fraud
Scores of local education authorities did not record data or had no investigation policy for tackling admission fraud, despite high numbers of parents appealing their child’s offer of...
Phonics check uncovers failing disadvantaged pupils
Disadvantaged pupils in wealthy local authorities are not catching up to the reading abilities of their peers, show the latest phonic check results. The screening check, introduced in...
Gender imbalance in top jobs spawns conference
An inaugural conference looking at boosting the number of women in leadership positions in education will be held in London today. The sold-out event for 200 delegates has...
Vicky Beer CBE named as the new regional schools commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire
The principal who led the formative years of the Teaching School Council has today been announced as the new regional schools commissioner for Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Vicky...
Full list: members of Workload Challenge working groups announced
The Department for Education (DfE) has released the names of the 41 people who will make up three working groups aimed at reducing teachers’ workload. Education secretary Nicky...
New schools given extra respite from Ofsted inspections
New schools have been granted additional breathing space from Ofsted after the education watchdog announced today it will put back initial inspections until their third year of opening....
Academic hits out at free school ‘entrepreneurs’
An academic hit out at entrepreneurs “without a great deal of experience” opening free schools as opposed to the “collective wisdom” of local authorities, despite his closeness to...