The Government has been accused of focusing too much on academic achievement

Young people 'diverted onto low-pay jobs' because of 'elitist' education reforms, teachers' leader warns

Graham Dawson, the new president of the NASUWT, said the reforms were 'narrow, academic and elitist'

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

The NASUWT teaching union alone secured compensation of £19.7m for its members during 2014

Negligent schools and councils forced to pay millions of pounds in compensation to teachers

The compensation was awarded for claims such as unfair dismissal, criminal assault, unlawful deduction of wages and discrimination

Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT

Extra funding designed to help poorest pupils failing to reach those in need

The Pupil Premium gives extra money to schools for each pupil they have who is in local authority care or who has been eligible for free school meals

File photo: Many schools are reluctant to take action to halt the abuse for fear of further provoking the parents, it is claimed

Teachers face a storm of bullying – by the children's parents

Online abuse includes personal insults, sexual smears and threats of violence, with unions saying the pressure is becoming ‘unbearable’

The rocketing cost of remarking scripts coupled with the squeeze on school budgets has led to some schools charging parents for the cost of requesting exam boards to review marks, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' annual conference in Liverpool heard.
The figures, based on an analysis of Department for Education data, also showed that the number who complete their training but never enter the classroom has tripled in six years - from 3,600 in 2006 to 10,800 in 2011.

Nearly four in ten qualifying teachers quitting the classroom after one year

Figures disclosed showed that only 62 per cent were still in teaching a year after gaining their Qualified Teacher Status

Figures show a total of 41 headteachers are earning more than £142,000 a year - up by 10 when compared with the previous year

Headteachers' salaries are soaring in academies and free schools, say teachers

Delegates at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' conference heard that growing numbers of heads were now earning more than the Prime Minister

Tristram Hunt wants to introduce a technical Baccalaureate - for young people learning vocational skills, technical degrees which people can study for while they are earning and more two-year apprenticeships.

General Election 2015: Labour promise legislation to boost vocational education and apprenticeships within 100 days if elected

Education spokesman Tristram Hunt: 'Within 100 days you will have a Labour education Bill about vocational education, apprenticeships and training'

The findings, presented at the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference today, suggest that after-school clubs, trips and other activities which allow pupils to interact and socialise with one another carry much greater benefits than previously thought.

School children with more friends earn more as adults, study claims

People who reported having a high number of close friends in secondary school later enjoyed 10 per cent higher earnings than their peers, the research found

Spending £800 million of free nursery places for three-year-olds has failed to produce any lasting improvements in education standards

£800m spent on free nursery places for three-year-olds fails to improve education standards

Analysis finds children's school outcomes are only slightly improved at age five if they have taken advantage of free nursery places

Is homework pointless? One expert thinks so

Q: How much time should be spent on homework? A: 70 minutes at most, every day

Students got better test marks with regular hour-long study sessions

Interest in machines such as the Large Hadron Collider at Cern is creating a buzz around physics (AP)

Numbers studying physics rise as blockbuster films, the Hadron Collider and the Mars Rover inspire students

Movies like Gravity and Interstellar have youngsters grabbing their lab coats and heading for science lessons at warp speed

Among other A-levels to be dropped are anthropology, citizenship studies and home economics

A-level in leisure studies to be scrapped

Anthropology, citizenship studies, home economics, pure mathematics, performing arts and science in society will also be dropped by 2017

The best teachers should get a 25 per cent pay rise to work in disadvantaged areas

Pay teachers at schools in disadvantaged areas more, says social mobility adviser

Alan Milburn: “There is a divisive postcode lottery in schools”

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