Opinion

What is the NUT strike about and will it make a difference?

NUT members in England will take national strike action on Tuesday. Any strike by teachers grabs news headlines and often...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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EBacc: MPs prepare to debate petition on exclusion of arts subjects

MPs will debate a decision to exclude expressive arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) this afternoon, after more than...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Education reform: How to take back control of schools from government

“The power of the Crown has increased, is increasing and ought to be diminished.” John Dunning, motion in Parliament,...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Is Prevent turning teachers into spies?

A government programme aimed at stopping youngsters being drawn into terrorism is creating a climate of “suspicion and mistrust”, claimed headteacher...

John Dickens
John Dickens
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Will Young calls for buddy system for LGBT pupils

Singer Will Young has called for schools to adopt a “buddy system” to change the language used around homosexuality....

John Dickens
John Dickens
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8 things we know about the latest shadow education secretary

As revealed exclusively by Schools Week, Angela Rayner is Labour’s third shadow education secretary this week. Here’s what we...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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White paper is a ‘goner’, says policy expert

Major reforms such as forced academisation face being kyboshed in the wake of Brexit, Whitehall experts have told Schools...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Ofsted will consider scrapping ‘outstanding’ grade, says new chief inspector

Ofsted will consider scrapping its controversial ‘outstanding’ grade, the new chief inspector has told MPs. Amanda Spielman, who has...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Child poverty increases by 200,000 — putting pressure on school welfare services

Child poverty has soared over the last year with an additional 200,000 children now living in low income families...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden