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Populism has no place in education – so stop bashing Germans and private schools | Laura McInerney

Both Labour and the Tories’ educational policies could feed the anxious political climateWe live in complicated times. Prorogations. Constitutional crises. It is not surprising, therefore, that the government wants to talk to the public about simple th…

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Just imagine if your school had seen a 5% annual funding rise since 2010, like the Labour years | Fiona Millar

Boris Johnson’s promise to boost funding won’t even return schools to where they were in 2010Sick of the slogan, Get Brexit Done? The new Conservative party mantra will almost certainly infuriate or seduce, depending on your view about the EU referendu…

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Education needs an overhaul, but closing private schools is not the answer | Lee Elliot Major and Steve Higgins

If Labour really wants to tackle inequality, it should abolish league tables – and make state school admissions a lotteryThe Labour party’s radical proposals to shake up England’s schooling system has thrust educational debate into the spotlight, shatt…

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Labour’s ‘class war’ on private schools is unnecessary and doesn’t add up | Robert Verkaik

The desired effect on inequality could be achieved by clear, targeted measures, rather than abolition, which would get messyLabour’s general election gambit of declaring a so-called “class war” on Britain’s private schools is partly intended to distrac…

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More funds for ‘Taking Teaching Further’ in FE

The government has announced that 160 industry professionals will be recruited under the ‘Taking Teaching Further’ banner. The new recruits will work as teachers in further education and will be funded as part of the £5 million programme. The announcement was made by the Skills Minister, Anne Milton, to help support 45 education providers in […]

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Move to cap tuition fees at £7,500

Students heading to university in England could see their tuition fees being capped at £7,500, a review is urging. The same review, commissioned by Prime Minister Theresa May, also says that students should repay their loans over 40 years rather than the current 30 years. There’s also a call for improved funding for students who […]

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Government accused over school spending claims

School spending has been pushed into the spotlight by the former head of Ofsted who has accused the government of misleading the public over how much money is really being spent on schools. Sir Michael Wilshaw is the former chief inspector of Ofsted who stood down in 2016 and he told one Sky News show […]

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Nine teaching schools hubs created

Failing schools in England are about to be boosted with the creation of nine new teaching school hubs who will receive £2 million for the purpose. These hubs will be testing the school-to-school improvement scheme before it’s rolled out. Now, high performing schools will help struggling counterparts so they make the most of their resources […]

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Teachers will get £2,000 deprived area boost

In a bid to boost teacher numbers, the government is offering teachers an extra £2,000 per year if they agree to work in a deprived area. The payments will be made to schools in deprived and remote communities who are struggling to keep and find teaching staff. The cash will be in addition to the […]

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Trainee teachers offered new support

Trainee teachers in their first years working on the job are being offered new support from an expert panel that will draft guidance to help them. The aim is to deliver, for the first time, a way of giving additional support and advice during a new teacher’s first years in their career. A group of […]

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