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Menopause 'worse' in too warm schools

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High temperatures, poor ventilation and lack of drinking water in schools make the menopause particularly tough for teachers, the NUT conference hears.

  • 20 April 2014

Teachers warn of CCTV intrusion

Teachers are warning that CCTV safety cameras are being misused by senior staff as a way of spying on lessons.

  • 20 April 2014

Teachers put strike vote on hold

The NUT conference rejects calls for a four-day autumn strike, but could still press for a summer classroom walk-out

  • 19 April 2014

Hunt warns against schools extremism

Labour's Tristram Hunt has told teachers in Birmingham that there is no place for "cultural or gender segregation" in schools.

  • 19 April 2014

Teachers demand qualified status

Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.

  • 19 April 2014

Bullied children still suffer at 50

Children can experience the negative effects of bullying on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later, says a study from King's College London.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Health

Teachers to debate summer strike

The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike in the summer term and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.

  • 18 April 2014

Nigeria schoolgirls 'still missing'

Nigeria's military rows back on an earlier statement that most of the teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants had been freed.

  • 18 April 2014
  • From the section: Africa

Women held in school fraud inquiry

Four women are arrested in connection with an ongoing fraud investigation at a Birmingham school.

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

University marking ban 'on hold'

Academics have agreed to postpone a planned marking boycott after employers made a new pay offer.

  • 17 April 2014

Primary places revealed amid squeeze

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