More university students means more drop-outs, claims senior vice-chancellor

Professor Sir David Eastwood says there's a price to pay for the growth of universities
London Metropolitan University’s Professor John Raftery

University with a poor administrative record given a second chance

London Metropolitan University has been returned to 'highly trusted status'
Images posted by Hanson Academy to explain the dress code to parents

Hanson Academy in Bradford sends 152 pupils home in one day

All for school uniform offences

Michael Roden, head of University of Birmingham School, has already received 951 applications for next year’s 150 places

University of Birmingham-run state school to offer ‘£30,000-a-year standards’ to pupils

First project of its kind promises disadvantaged children the highest level of education

New Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has issued the guidelines on 'British values'

Nicky Morgan orders faith schools to promote tolerance

Guidance follows snap inspections of 40 schools, including Jewish and Christian faith schools, in the wake of the Trojan Horse row in Birmingham

Inadequate training in how to tackle disruptive behaviour has left many teachers struggling to cope with rowdy pupils

Teachers ‘don’t have the training to cope with disruptive pupils’

One in four surveyed said they weren’t equipped to deal with discipline issues

Schools should be protected from the 'whims of here-today, gone-tomorrow politicians' in deciding on curriculum content and whether standards have improved, David Laws has declared in an apparent attack on the regime of the former Education Secretary Michael Gove

Save curriculum from the whims of politicians, says David Laws

Liberal Democrat Schools minister calls for brake on 'corrosive impact' of political meddling in schools policy

Figures show that 328 trainees who did not achieve Qualified Teacher Status were working in teaching

328 ‘failed’ teachers in classrooms educating children

Hundreds of trainee teachers who failed to qualify are taking lessons in the classroom.

Sir Michael Wilshaw was responding to criticisms made by the Local Government Association

Angry Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw hits back at local authorities

Chief schools inspector uses speech to criticise LGA

Critics said NYT head Paul Roseby’s idea of integrating drama into other subjects was unrealistic in the current climate

Take drama off GCSE curriculum, insists National Youth Theatre boss

Paul Roseby says GCSE drama has "no relevance"

Ofsted has been undermined by its habit of reinspecting schools after they have hit the headlines

Parents have lost faith in Ofsted, LGA claims

Public confidence in the schools watchdog Ofsted has plummeted and an independent review is needed to restore parents’ faith in inspectors’ judgements, council leaders warn today.

The study found getting angry with children can act as more of a spur to improve their performance

Teachers warned that praise can make pupils complacent

Teachers who lavish praise on pupils are doing them a disservice, according to a study published today.

Pupils educated at private schools like Eton (pictured) go on to earn 17 per cent more than those from state schools

Privately educated graduates earn more - even with the same qualifications and job

Study shows benefits of a privileged upbringing extend well beyond academic achievement

At Beaconsfield High School, parents will have to fork out an extra £483,031 on average for a house in its catchment area

Premium paid for houses near top state schools soars (with dearest and 'best value' top 10s)

In one case, houses can cost as much as an extra £500,000

Baroness Beeban Kidron is also campaigning for more diversity in the industry

Baroness Kidron interview: ‘Children’s online safety is too vital to leave to Government’

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