Schoolchildren from white working-class homes should be entitled to the same kind of remedial language support as pupils who have English as a second language, because without extra help they are falling behind their foreign-speaking classmates, research has found.
David Simmons and Nick Gibb speak to Evan Davis about local councils dealing with troubled schools
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Trojan Horse row Q&A: Everything you need to know about alleged plot by fundamentalist Muslims to take over schools in Birmingham
Q: What is the Birmingham “Trojan Horse” investigation?
A: It stems from a letter purporting to outline “Operation Trojan Horse” whereby a group of fundamentalist Muslims were plotting a take-over of city schools. It is widely seen as a fake – but thought to come from someone who had an inkling of what was going on and wanted to draw attention of it.
Mentors could encourage girls to take up science careers in a campaign established by the new president of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).
The controversy over an alleged takeover of Birmingham schools by Islamic hardliners pinpoints the needs for more local scrutiny of schools, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt will say on Saturday.