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Religious leaders want a ban on faith schools excluding pupils because of their beliefs

Religious groups today join with secular campaigners to demand that ministers ban faith schools from excluding pupils because of their beliefs – and make it illegal for them to refuse to employ staff from other religions.









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University leaders back Europe link

University leaders in the UK have written an open letter saying membership of the European Union is central to their efforts to “drive innovation and growth”.
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Islamist school scandal: Head teachers have fears religious leaders are influencing schools across country

Head teachers have voiced “serious concerns” over the way in which at least six Birmingham schools have been apparently been put under pressure by hardline Islamicists.



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New £45m free school for 500 A-level students ‘beggars belief’, say college leaders

Leaders of England’s sixth-form colleges are dismayed by Government plans to spend £45m on a free school for 500 A-level students, as revealed by The Independent last week.


    








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‘Sheer scale of prescription’ under Michael Gove’s planned new curriculum will turn pupils off science lessons, warn business leaders

Business leaders have thrown their weight behind critics of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s planned new curriculum by warning the “sheer scale of prescription” will turn pupils off science lessons.

    




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Get ready for more strikes, warn union leaders

Members of Britain’s main teaching union have voted to go on strike over the “erosion” of their pay and working conditions on the eve of the annual TUC Conference.




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Business leaders doubt GCSE value

The Confederation of British Industry questions the value of GCSE qualifications, saying pupils narrow their options too early.
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Ofsted ‘deterring school leaders’

School leaders say that pressure from Ofsted puts off too many applicants for headships.
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School leaders’ union says heads are being fired ‘like football managers

The number of headteachers being sacked is rising as “football manager syndrome” invades schools, according to figures published today.




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