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

Academies to be allowed to hire unqualified teachers

All academies will be allowed to hire unqualified teachers in the future, the Government announced today.

Teachers strike over merger

Teachers at a community school threatened with a merger with a religious school are to stage a one-day strike today in protest.

Flagship free school has only signed up 37 pupils

One of the Government’s flagship free schools has only signed up 37 pupils - despite civil servants being told over 500 parents had expressed an interest in the school.

New phonics reading tests will confuse children, warn teachers

Children will be left confused as a result of the Government's new reading test for six-year-olds, teachers warn today.

Teachers' unions threaten strike action

The Government is facing the threat of co-ordinated strikes by the two biggest teachers' unions in the autumn after being accused of plunging education into a state of “crisis.”

Unions threaten primary school strike action against academy plans

Britain’s two biggest unions are threatening strike action at 13 more primary schools against plans to force them to become academies.

Headteachers could 'boycott Government reading test', warns union leader

Headteachers could boycott the Government's controversial new reading test for six-year-olds if it is used "as a stick to beat schools with", a union leader warned today.

Pupils 'given false claims on abortion'

Education Secretary Michael Gove is being urged to publish guidance on how to broach the subject of abortion in schools following claims that groups campaigning against it are giving children false information.

Chalk Talk: You don't have to be angry to join the NUT, but it helps

Unions, it is sometimes said, are a broad church, made up of members with a vastly differing array of opinions.

Council faces legal action over plans to set up Catholic schools without inviting rival bids

A council is facing a test case legal action over plans to set up two Roman Catholic schools in its borough without considering alternative providers.

NHS workers vote on pension reform

Hundreds of thousands of NHS workers will begin voting today on whether to accept the Government's controversial pension reforms, with a no vote set to spark fresh strikes.

Gove assigns 133 civil servants to free schools project despite only 24 being open

Education Secretary Michael Gove has succonded 133 civil servants to oversee his free schools project despite the fact only 24 of the schools are open.

Mr Gove’s drive to promote academies and free schools helped prompt NUT strike demands this Easter

Turn our schools into academies and we'll strike, teachers warn

Teachers called yesterday for strike action against schools planning to convert to academies.

Turn our schools into academies and we'll strike, teachers warn

Union delegates fear Government's desire to promote academies is 'just about privatisation'

Mr Gove’s drive to promote academies and free schools helped prompt NUT strike demands this Easter

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