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    More than 50 pupils are being suspended from schools across England each day, new Department for Education figures show

    More than fifty pupils are being suspended each day from schools across England for assaulting their teachers, a new government report reveals.












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    Children are being segregated in British schools, report warns

    Children are being segregated when they start school, according to a report which found that white pupils grouped together while almost two-thirds of ethnic-minority children formed the majority of pupils in their classrooms when they began their education.












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    Hundred of clever children from disadvantaged homes being failed by secondary schools, says new report

    Clever children from disadvantaged homes are being failed by their secondary schools after shining at primary level, a report warns.










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    Bahar Mustafa: Goldsmiths Students’ Union diversity officer ‘could lose job’ after being accused by students of racism against white men

    The diversity officer for Goldsmiths University in London is caught up in a racism row that now has students signing a petition for her to be removed from her job.










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    School-leavers are being bypassed by Government apprenticeship scheme, study says

    Hundreds of thousands of school-leavers are being failed by the Government’s apprenticeship drive, with too few places to fulfil demand, according to new research. Last year alone, there were 1.8 million applications for only 166,000 apprenticeships in England, leaving most with no hope of securing one.










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    Bahar Mustafa: Goldsmiths University diversity officer ‘could lose job’ after being accused by students of racism against white men

    The diversity officer for Goldsmiths University in London is caught up in a racism row that now has students signing a petition for her to be removed from her job.










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    Special needs children being asked to stay at home when inspectors call

    In a policy climate which threatens to fine parents who keep their children out of school, it’s strange that some senior school leaders specifically ask some students to stay at home. And that others are asking neighbouring schools to take a small group of children for a short given period. The answers are to be found in a climate of inspection and testing in English schools which carries such high stakes that school leaders speak of “reputational risk” when children with special needs are included in their data and are present in their classrooms when the inspector calls.










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    Exclusive: Michael Gove still driving education policy despite being out of the job, says Lib Dem

    Michael Gove, the former Education Secretary is still driving the Conservatives’ education policy rather than his successor Nicky Morgan, according her Liberal Democrat deputy.









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    Creative subjects being squeezed out of poorer schools, says major arts study

    Creative subjects are being squeezed out of the school curriculum, leading to a two-tier system whereby poorer pupils are missing out on a range of cultural activities, according to a major study backed by leading arts figures.









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    Pupils with special educational needs are being failed by mainstream schools, says Mencap

    Parents who have children with special educational needs (SEN) believe that mainstream schools are failing to help them reach their full potential, according to a report published today. A survey of 1,000 parents by the charity Mencap, which supports people with learning difficulties, found mainstream schools are failing children with learning disabilities – with 81 per cent of parents saying they are not confident their child’s school is helping them do their best.









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