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Sats Boycott heads 'face pay docking'

Headteachers are being threatened with the prospect of having their pay docked for taking part in next month's Sats boycott, union leaders warned today.

Governors should suspend heads who boycott tests, Balls says

School governors were told last night they should consider suspending headteachers who boycott national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds next month.

NAHT general secretary to boycott SATs

Mick Brookes will quite literally be riding off into the sunset after delivering what he hopes is a killer blow to the current testing regime in state schools.

Bashir wins boycotted election

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has won Sudan's first open elections in 24 years in a result that confirms in office the only sitting head of state wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

Teachers may face legal action if tests boycott goes ahead

Heads and teachers may face legal action after deciding to go ahead with their boycott of national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds next month.

Leading Article: We can't ignore the teachers' boycott of tests

In the war of words that will follow the vote by members of the National Union of Teachers and National Association of Head Teachers to boycott national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that the two unions have highlighted a problem that needs a solution.

Unions boycott national curriculum tests

Vote puts examinations due to be sat by 600,000 11-year-olds in jeopardy

New Government faces school tests boycott

Teachers overwhelmingly backed a boycott of Sats tests today, setting them on a collision course with a new Government.

Heads will fulfil Sats obligations - Ed Balls

Children's Secretary Ed Balls said today that he believed headteachers would fulfil their "professional obligation" rather than go ahead with a boycott of next month's Sats exams.

Teachers and heads stand together in strike threat

Incoming government will face walkouts in protest at class sizes and long working hours, as well as a boycott of national tests

Ashley walks away from takeover bid for Blacks

Outdoor specialist can now focus on implementation of a £20.3m fund-raising

Gordon Brown laments 'unfair' Burmese election

There is no prospect of Burma's first elections in two decades being "free, fair or inclusive", Downing Street said today.

Burma's opposition boycotts poll

Pro-democracy party backs Aung San Suu Kyi's response to 'unjust' elections

Blood, bulls and boycott: Manolete strikes again

In his lifetime, Manolete, the legendary bullfighter, caused a stir living with his exuberant left-wing mistress beneath the disapproving glare of staunchly Catholic, 1940s Spain. Manolete, a film about this romance starring Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz, is raising eyebrows again – this time among the anti-bullfighting camp.

Manchester United freeze ticket prices

Manchester United have confirmed they are freezing ticket prices next season.

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