Inspections should concentrate on whether schools are producing “well rounded young people” rather than just exam results, the head of Britain’s business community has said.
Better off parents are resorting to “ethically dubious” and “possibly illegal” practices to get their children into a good school, according to research published today.
Parents spent a staggering £4.2 million in incentives and prizes for their offspring to do well in their GCSEs, according to a survey released today.
Teachers are warning of strike action if a city council goes ahead with a plan to cut their summer holidays by a week.
Widespread strike action against schools planning to convert to academies was demanded by teachers yesterday.
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, gave a warning yesterday that the pace of his school reforms would accelerate despite claims from headteachers that they will provoke a “climate of fear” in classrooms. Mr Gove told the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) in Birmingham: “Lest anyone think we should slacken the pace of reform, let me reassure them: we have to accelerate.”
In his exploration of British Empire, Jeremy Paxman visits a primary school in Malawi set up by the Church of Scotland in 1935 and find that missionary legacy alive and well.
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