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John Prescott Under Fire From MPs As He Denies Labour Has A Major Anti-Semitism Problem

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What makes great teaching?

The two factors with the strongest evidence of improving pupil attainment are:<p>teachers’ content knowledge, including their ability to understand how …

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Labour would put schools in local hands

Nothing is more important for young people than enhancing their life chances, liberating their potential and encouraging their contribution to a globally competitive and modern economy. Yet, instead of a relentless focus on raising standards over the past four years, we have seen incoherence, …

'Teachers should be trusted to determine the best forms of teaching'

Rather than concentrating on great teaching, schools are preoccupied with implementing A-level and GCSE reforms, says Simon Smith<p>Last week, I read the Sutton Trust’s Report, <i>What makes great teaching?</i> with a mixture of delight and dismay. Delight because it affirmed my faith in the professionalism …

No wonder private school numbers are rising

A new report has revealed the number of pupils at private schools is rising at its fastest rate since 2008. Boarding School Beak isn't surprised in the slightest<p>A report from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers reveals the number of pupils at private schools is <b>rising at its fastest rate since</b> …

This half-baked A-level reform is being rushed for the election

There’s a debacle going on in our schools that no one is talking about – especially not the government. That is wrong, because it will potentially mess up the lives of children turning 16 this academic year. So let’s talk about it.<p>For the past 14 years, if you sat A-levels, your final grade was …

Michael Gove's millionaire school sponsors could cost taxpayers a fortune

Michael Gove's adulation for Tory Peer Lord Harris and his academies reminded me of the time I asked Sir Cyril Taylor, then the government's top cheerleader for privatised schools, what Harris's contribution was. He told me that the carpet millionaire had once given him a lift to work in his …

Britain's top earners surge ahead as wealth divide widens

Britain's top earners have pulled away from all other income groups, with the top 20% of households increasing their disposable incomes last year while all others fell.<p>The top fifth of earners saw their annual disposable income rise by £940, while the bottom fifth lost £381 and all other groups …

Behold, Michael Gove, the Caesar of the schooling system

Behold, for the first time, the new protocol for the running of schools in England and Wales. If the results don't go so well, ring Michael Gove. If the stopcock in the boy's toilet begins to stick, ring Michael Gove. If one of the governors expresses views not to your tastes – he's always there, …

Martin Rowson on Michael Gove and 'British values' - cartoon

Saltley school governors resign en masse in wake of 'Trojan horse' inquiry

The governors of Saltley school, one of the Birmingham schools placed in special measures after an investigation into an alleged plot involving Islamist extremists, have resigned in protest at the way their school has been treated by Ofsted and Birmingham council.<p>The mass resignation is the first …

Governors of new academies and free schools told to abide by 'British values'

Community leaders have warned that some Muslims could be effectively barred from becoming trustees or governors of new academies and free schools under rules introduced by the education secretary, Michael Gove, in response to the "Trojan horse" controversy.<p>The Department for Education has inserted …

Wilshaw and Gove blame the feckless parents – as long as they're poor | Zoe Williams

Schools,Education,Poverty,Social exclusion,Society,Michael Gove,Politics,Ofsted,Parents and parenting,Family,Life and style,UK news<p>Heaping fines and opprobrium on those families who are already struggling is poisoning relationships and entrenching divisions

Majority of parents worried schools are changing too quickly, says survey

Nearly three-quarters of parents worry that the pace of change in schools damages their child's education and are sceptical that academies and free schools will improve matters, a survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Head Teachers has found.<p>The survey of 1,000 parents in …

Michael Gove's toxic assault on schools is based on naked discrimination | Seumas Milne

By branding religious conservatism 'extremism' in Birmingham, ministers are making it clear that different rules apply to Muslims<p>The harassment of minorities on the basis of forged documents has a grim history. So the official onslaught on mainly Muslim state schools in Birmingham, triggered by …

Michael Gove ally Dominic Cummings in personal attack on David Cameron

Michael Gove, the education secretary, is facing another political row after a close ally and former special adviser made searing personal criticisms of David Cameron.<p>In comments likely to leave Gove open to renewed political attack, Dominic Cummings described Cameron as "bumbling" and claimed …

Councils call for powers over troubled schools

<b>Powers to intervene in troubled schools should be returned to local authorities or public confidence in the education system may be at risk, councils say.</b><p>The authorities felt "powerless" under the current responsibility split between ministers and councils, said the Local Government Association …

Ally of Michael Gove savages David Cameron for ‘bumbling’

General Gove ready for a fight to the death in education wars

Michael Gove must stop fighting 'The Blob' and listen to the education experts

As the old saying goes, there is only one thing more useful in politics than having the right friends. That’s having the right enemies.<p>The education …

Gove calls for state schools to be more like private

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/education/1049000/1049502_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534517371_0bd71e3a6a4b8755c183620b5657c8b0<p><b>State schools in England should be more like private schools, says Education Secretary Michael Gove.</b><p>In a speech in east London, he said he wanted …

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Teachers at flagship Islington free school vote to strike over new 'zero hour' job terms

Teachers at one of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s flagship free schools are staging a series of walkouts from Thursday over what they see as an …

Journalists, Please Treat DfE Press Releases with Caution

This week the Department for Education will release the school-by-school 2013 GCSE and A level data. This provides a treasure trove of analysis and …