Richard Garner

Richard Garner is The Independent's Education Editor.

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NUT delegates told how both classroom teachers had been bullied and union representatives had been refused permission to enter school premises to support them.

Teachers living in atmosphere of fear due to bullying by headteachers, union warns

'The last five years have been the worst time to be a teacher in this country'

Delegates at the National Union of Teachers' annual conference in Harrogate unanimously backed a motion warned the guidelines were effectively

Teachers forced to act as 'front-line storm troopers' to spy on pupils under guidelines aimed at combating terrorism

The NUT warned the rules were effectively 'closing down' any classroom discussion of issues surrounding the radicalisation of young people

Today delegates at the National Union of Teachers' conference in Harrogate will debate a motion expressing concern that the UK has te highest and still rising incidence of mesothelioma in the world.

Parents must seek to find out if their children's school contains asbestos, teachers warn

Figures show the number of UK teachers dying from mesothelioma has risen to 22 a year - the highest rate in the world

The National Union of Teachers warned that homophobic bullying was still rife in schools - and argued that a positive portrayal of same sex relations could counteract that.

All schools should include a positive portrayal of same sex relationships in sex education lessons, says union

Delegates at the National Union of Teachers' annual conference warned that homophobic bullying was still rife in schools

A report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned that - whichever party (or parties) wins the election - schools will face cuts of up to 12 per cent because party pledges fail to take account of rising pupil numbers, increases in pensions and national insurance contributions and salary increases.

Teachers warn: We will ballot for strike if cuts are not reversed in autumn statement

Delegates to the NUT annual conference voted overwhelmingly in favour of using the autumn statement as a trigger for industrial action over cuts

A motion backed by delegates at their conference in Harrogate warned the current state of recruitment was

Headteachers urged to recruit more black and ethnic minority teachers

Figures show only 6.7 per cent of the teaching force are from ethnic minority groups compared to 12.8 per cent of the population as a whole

Four-year-olds are too young to be tested, say teachers, because they don’t have the necessary attention span

Teachers vote to boycott 'baseline' tests on four- and five-year-olds

Union president denounces plan for strict curriculum as 'a crime... at a precious and valuable moment' in their lives

The survey of 800 teachers said they had identified

'Exam factory' conditions at school causing children to self-harm, says new research

Pupils becoming 'anxious, stressed and disaffected' because of the new more rigorous curriculum brought in former Education Secretary Michael Gove

Teachers threaten to ballot on strike action as early as summer term over expected cuts

Sunday's emergency motion at the National Union of Teachers' annual conference is almost certain to be passed by conference delegates

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre brings Othello to life for schoolchildren

This is the ninth year in succession that every state secondary school in London and Birmingham has been offered the opportunity of taking up free tickets

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