News Teachers at one of Michael Gove's flagship free schools have suspended their strike action

Teachers have suspended what would have been the first strike action against one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools.

Boys worry about body image too, say teachers

Boys as well as girls are obsessed with their body image and many have low self confidence in their physical appearances as a result, according to a survey of children’s attitudes spotted by teachers in their classrooms.

Teachers to demand resignation of chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw over 'stream of negative and inaccurate comments'

Teachers will demand the resignation of chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw after what they claim have been "a stream of negative and inaccurate comments" about their performance in the classroom.

Budget 2013: George Osborne extends public sector pay freeze

Wage rises would be limited to an average of up to 1% in 2015/16

Teachers marching in London in November last year

Teachers to stage most sustained period of strike action in schools for more than two decades

Schools across the country are likely to be affected by the rolling programme of walkouts, which will begin in summer term

Teachers and lecturers held a one-day strike in London late last month over staff and pension cuts

Gove stands accused of ‘union busting’ as he backs private rival

A private company endorsed by Education Secretary Michael Gove has become the first in the country to offer legal advice and protection to teachers who are not members of a union.

The Education Secretary Michael Gove

Academies 'flout admissions rules to select privileged pupils'

Academy schools are flouting admission rules to select pupils from more privileged families, according to a major study of the programme.

Teachers spark strike threat over pay plan

Schools across Britain could face strikes as early as this term as teaching unions meet on Tuesday for a crunch meeting to plan widespread industrial action.

Teachers 'buy food for poor pupils'

Children are skipping school dinners because their parents can no longer afford to buy them. Two out of three teachers say they have had to either give their pupils food or buy them a meal to stop them going hungry, according to a survey from the Children's Society.

Penalties for cheating in exams has more than doubled in the past year

'An abuse of power': Schools and pupils take GCSE grade row to High Court

Alliance is fighting  for judicial review after  teenagers were ‘victims of statistical fix’

GCSE grades challenge goes to court

A legal challenge over this summer's GCSE English controversy is due to begin at the High Court today.

Education Secretary Michael Gove has backed proposals by the School Teachers Review Body

Teachers threaten walkouts in row over Government salary shake-up

Teaching unions say members will expect them to respond to radical reforms in a "vigorous fashion"

Shorten our summer holidays and we’ll go on strike, warn teachers

Nottingham City Council meets tomorrow to consider cutting the summer holiday by six weeks to five

Schools to use photographs of Harold Shipman and John Sentamu in 'toolkit' to tackle racism and hate crime

Photographs of the mass murderer Harold Shipman and the Archbishop John Sentamu are to be used as classroom tools in a new pack to help schools to tackle racism and hate crime.

Teachers hit back at David Cameron over sports

David Cameron today faced a furious backlash from teachers after he criticised staff for refusing to play their part in running school sports.

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