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‘It’s got out of hand’: parents split after protest over Carlisle school’s strict rules

Police were called to heated protest by students and parents who threw missilesA secondary school in Carlisle where police were called to a protest by parents and students outside the school gates after missiles were thrown has insisted staff are worki…

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Former Chetham’s headteachers accused of ignoring abuse

Victims’ lawyer tells inquiry three music school bosses failed to disclose key evidenceA lawyer for some of the victims in an inquiry into child sexual abuse has attacked the evidence given by three former headteachers at a prestigious music school.Pet…

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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…

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Dear Gavin Williamson, outsourcing excluded pupils to new free schools won’t help | Michael Rosen

The lack of accountability of academies and free schools make them part of the problem, not the solutionI see you will be “pushing for something that isn’t often the focus of dinner party debate”: alternative provision, especially for children who have…