Hundreds of teachers have signed up for a new no-strike legal service offering an alternative to trade union membership, it was claimed today.
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Sunday 11 November 2012
Four hundred primary schools that are judged to be among the weakest in England and Wales are to be taken out of the control of their local authorities and turned into academy schools, David Cameron has announced.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Party leaders plan to put pressure on Cameron not to water down inquiry’s recommendations
Friday 02 November 2012
Exams regulator Ofqual was accused of losing control of the examination system by headteachers today.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The Independent reported in the summer how an American education expert who advocates sacking large numbers of incompetent teachers has earned a reputation as a "witchfinder general of the classroom".
Monday 29 October 2012
But when you're Education Secretary sending letters to school masters is all in a day's spin
Monday 29 October 2012
I hadn't given my old school much thought since I left it 14 years ago. Sure, it's cropped up in conversations about The Evils and Virtues of Grammar Schools (I grew up in Kent where grammars still roam the earth) as well as those about Colours I Will Never Wear Again – maroon and light blue, my school's uniform, meaning I could never be a West Ham fan. I have certainly had no burning desire to visit or get in touch with any of my old teachers.
Friday 26 October 2012
Would-be teachers will have to complete English essays and answer questions on maths topics including algebra before they can start training, it has been announced.
Thursday 18 October 2012
The job of chief exams regulator, it seems, is becoming more exciting by the minute.
Monday 15 October 2012
Boris Johnson today waded into the debate over the European Union with a call to David Cameron to reject “nonsensical” plans for closer integration to bolster the eurozone.
Boris Johnson cements position as leading Conservative party rival to David Cameron with provocative call to cut income tax for Britain’s highest earners
Tuesday 09 October 2012
The Mayor of London was careful to pour praise on the Prime Minister for the 'fantastic job' he was doing
Monday 08 October 2012
Children shalt not just learn ancient Greek or Latin as a language at primary school, the British Council has warned, arguing this "might sit oddly with the Government's wish to enhance language skills for the workplace".
Saturday 06 October 2012
New figures show a dramatic rise in the take-up of traditional academic subjects such as history, geography, languages and science at GCSE level.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Who's the coolest member of the Coalition? Jazz fan Ken Clarke? Mick Jones's cousin Grant Shapps? The competition, with respect to Danny Alexander and Oliver Letwin, isn't too fierce.
Friday 28 September 2012
No one could deny that teaching children to become fluent readers is probably the most important task a teacher has in those first years of schooling. Without the ability to read, a pupil cannot understand any other areas of the curriculum.
Friday 07 September 2012
It strikes me as odd that Michael Gove, a man with views on education that seem to have emerged from behind a Victorian school desk, can continue in his position as Education Secretary.
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