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Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school

Birmingham school is focus of long campaign to halt LGBT equality messages being taughtA high court judge has been asked to extend an exclusion zone permanently banning activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham pri…

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The Guardian view on creativity in schools: a missing ingredient | Editorial

Imagination should infuse teaching of science as well as the arts. Children are not pitchers to be filled with factsYou can’t see it, smell it, hear it. People disagree on how, precisely, to define it, or where, exactly, it comes from. It isn’t a schoo…

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Primary schools forced to cancel flu vaccine sessions in England

Children unable to get free nasal spray vaccine after delay in manufacture Children have been unable to get immunised against flu this winter because GP surgeries and schools have been hit by shortages of the nasal spray version of the vaccine that is …

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LGBT lessons protester ‘inflamed tensions’ by inviting imam, court hears

Mullah Bahm claimed schools had anal sex and paedophile ‘agenda’ at protest, video showsThe lead protester in the row over LGBT equality teaching has been accused of “inflaming tensions” by inviting a controversial imam who claimed anal sex, paedophili…

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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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‘If you get a good inspector, it can be magic’: Is Labour right to want Ofsted gone?

We asked whether the schools watchdog should stay or go, and whyThe Labour party has said it would abolish Ofsted and its one-word judgments. Local authorities would carry out regular “health checks” instead, while inspectors would be called in for mor…