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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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Nobel peace prize nomination for schools breaking Northern Ireland’s barriers

Integrated schooling is getting international recognition, decades after it started at the height of the TroublesHazelwood Integrated primary school in North Belfast is a symbol of efforts to bring together a divided city. The school stands next to a b…

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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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Where will our working-class playwrights come from, now the arts have been sidelined? | Selina Todd

Michael Gove made arts the poor relation of ‘real’ education. We need to change thatThe playwright Shelagh Delaney shot to fame when her debut work, A Taste of Honey, first performed in 1958, turned into a runaway success. She was just 19.The play told…

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‘We’re confused, angry and anxious over Brexit … and so are the children we teach’

As divisive language plumbs new depths, three teachers say their pupils are afraid and they cannot now teach ‘British values’Ed Finch, teacher, Larkrise primary school, OxfordThere’s another general election coming and I am sick to my stomach at the th…