Graham Stuart, chairman of the Commons Education Select Committee

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Secondary schools are causing more concern than primaries

Ofsted tells a third of free schools to improve

19 free schools out of the 76 inspected by Ofsted that were told they had to improve

Patricia Sowter, executive head of Cuckoo Hall Academy Trust in Enfield

Patricia Sowter: Academy head praised by Gove suspended over ‘exam fixing’

Three people in charge of north London primary face allegations of gross misconduct

Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham

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Claims about Al-Hijrah school are being investigated by council officials

St John's College, Cambridge. Around 400 of the most “highly able” 11- to 14-year-olds at non-selective state schools will be chosen to attend regular academic seminars at four of the country’s most in-demand universities including Cambridge

Gifted pupils from deprived areas to attend regular seminars at top universities

Around 400 of the most “highly able” 11- to 14-year-olds at non-selective state schools will be picked

An inquiry has shown that 992 overseas students were handed Government loans for which they were ineligible

Ineligible foreign students handed more than £5m in student loans

Investigation followed a huge surge in applications for financial help from European Union nationals

A study reveals that touch-screen technology has switched on to reading three- to five-year-old boys and, more generally, children from disadvantaged homes

Disadvantaged boys learn to pick up an ebook

Reading online has improved children’s vocabulary, according to research

The new rules will cover those providing ecucation or child-care for eight-year-olds and under

Teachers to be barred for living with offenders under new rules

Child-care rules on cohabitation with convicted violent or sexual offenders extended to schools
The numbers of trainee teachers has fallen to their lowest level since 2007

Ministers warned of crisis in teacher recruitment

Trainee teachers at the lowest level since 2007

Green Party wants corporate tax to fund universities

Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has set out proposals to pay for higher education with enforced taxation on multinational companies.

Exam pressure is driving more teens to eating disorders and self-harm

Child psychologist Professor Tanya Byron hits out

The cuts would mean a rise in class sizes, according to the Association of School and College Leaders

Majority of state schools will be forced to make cuts next year

New survey suggests most heads expect class sizes to rise

Tristram Hunt had said the divide between state and private sector needed to be breached

Head of Tristram Hunt’s old school accuses him of ‘offensive bigotry’

Shadow Education Secretary told to back off after his warning to private sector

2,570 fee-charging schools can currently claim up to 80 per cent in their business rates due to their charitable status

Private schools would have to do more for state school children or lose charity tax breaks, Labour warns

Some 2,570 fee-charging schools can currently claim up to 80 per cent in their business rates due to their charitable status

Figures from National College of Training and Leadership disciplinary hearings show that 17 of the 100 hearings held last year stemmed from complaints about the use of social media sites, with 16 of the 17 being banned

Twice as many teachers banned this year for misusing social media

16 teachers were banned after complaints about their use of social media

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