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Primary places revealed amid squeeze

Primary school

A teachers' leader says there is a growing crisis over places at primary schools as parents discover which their children will attend.

  • 16 April 2014

New teachers 'can't risk mortgages'

A teaching union leader says young teachers are shying away from taking out mortgages because of uncertainty over their future earnings.

  • 16 April 2014

Examiners may consider Ramadan fast

Exam boards are urged to consider Muslim students on Ramadan fasts in the way they schedule summer examinations.

  • 16 April 2014

Teachers urged to watch for FGM

A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

  • 16 April 2014

Bullying 'impacting' school grades

A report has found around a quarter of bullied students felt it was causing their grades to slip.

  • 16 April 2014
  • From the section: Health

Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe

An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: Birmingham & Black Country

Pupils 'addicted to tablet computers'

Young children can swipe a computer screen but do not have the fine motor skills to play with building blocks, teachers warn.

  • 15 April 2014

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

  • 15 April 2014

Schools corporate greed warning

England's education system is being "destroyed through corporate greed", teachers claim.

  • 15 April 2014

Police ‘not listening’, teachers told

The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence claims police are "still not listening" about how to build bridges with the black community.

  • 15 April 2014

Families 'have less time together'

Family life is increasingly under strain because many parents have to put work commitments before their children, a survey of teachers finds.

  • 15 April 2014