'Refuse to listen to any problems or explanations, dismissing them all as excuses, and pepper every conversation with the words 'selfish', 'lazy' and 'useless'.'

How to screw up your child's schooling: Simply follow our tongue-in-cheek guide

Parents! Want to make sure that your child does really badly in class? To guarantee that he or she will be underachieving and neurotic in lessons?

Should we have faith in the future of religious schools?

An interesting perspective on those Ofsted reports claiming that independent Muslim schools in Tower Hamlets were failing to safeguard their pupils and rendering them prey to extremist views and radicalisation.

Fit for kings: the Old Palace

The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Neglect, prejudice and invisibility in the classrooms and playground is a way of life for LGBT children

Homophobic abuse in schools is not the fault of the students – it’s the fault of the schools

Neglect, prejudice and invisibility in the classrooms and playground is a way of life for LGBT children

Fewer pupils have been opting to study languages for GCSEs and A-levels

Foreign exchange trips are becoming passé for UK schoolchildren

Budget cuts and safety fears mean only 40 per cent of schools now run programmes

Bradford headteacher Elizabeth Churton says her policy on uniform is about teaching students to follow rules

The headteacher who sent home 152 pupils in a day explains why she did it

Elizabeth Churton explains her tough uniform policies

Gordonstoun pupils in the firefighting team

Where Gordonstoun leads will other British schools follow?

The educational establishment that Prince Charles hated may be a model for the state sector

David Laws calls for ministers to stop meddling in the content of the curriculum

It was like manna from heaven to hear David Laws's call to prevent ministers from meddling in the content of the curriculum and determining whether standards have improved in the classroom. The schools minister has proposed a new, independent body to oversee content and standards.

Class act: the writer Kris Griffiths visits his alma mater, the Cardinal Wiseman School

Pearson Teaching Awards in London: A celebration of the UK's dedicated teachers

The judges recognised the winners' enthusiasm, commitment and energy

Laura Moss, one of DACA's young entrepreneurs

Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
In memoriam: a school group visits Lijssenthoek Cemetery in Belgium, where there are nearly 11,000 war graves

Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

The scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years. Emma Lee-Potter joins a group of pupils on their journey into the past

Teenagers may perform better in lessons if they get a lie-in but teachers are morning people

What is preferable - grumpy teenagers or grumpy teachers?

Let’s pretend: KidZania in Tokyo

KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults

Former Labour education secretary David Blunkett looks back - but not in anger

Mr Blunkett was speaking at the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and praised the work of his Conservative political foe, Kenneth Baker

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