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video 15 April 2014 UK

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Long working hours producing 'ghost' children - video

A survey of teachers suggests that some parents are working such long hours, children as young as four are spending 10 hours at school each day, producing "ghost" children. Fatima Manji reports.

video 14 April 2014 UK

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Birmingham council: 'This document is probably fake' - video

Schools watchdog Ofsted investigates 25 Birmingham schools over claims they're at the centre of an Islamist plot. Council leader Sir Albert Bore says the letter the claims are based on may be fake.

article 03 April 2014 UK
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More nursery classes in schools could tackle inequality

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, says too many children from poor backgrounds are not "school ready" aged five, and more nursery provision in primary schools in England would help.

article 26 March 2014 UK
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Teachers on strike over pay, pensions and workload

Thousands of schools across England and Wales face disruption and closures as teachers stage a national walkout in an ongoing row over pay and conditions.

article 19 March 2014
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Police called in after Suffolk school reunion gets rowdy

Police in Felixstowe are investigating after middle-aged former high school pupils at a school reunion daubed graffiti on the walls, smoked in the toilets, and set off the fire alarms.

article 25 February 2014 Culture
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Academy chain E-Act loses control of 10 schools

One of England's biggest academy chains is giving up control of 10 schools amid concern over its standards, as campaigners say it is more evidence of why academies should be Ofsted inspected.

article 03 February 2014 UK
Education Secretary Michael Gove says he will break down the
'I want best state schools in world' - Gove

Education Secretary Michael Gove says he will break down the "Berlin wall" between state and private schools, as a row over Ofsted's leadership continues.

article 09 January 2014 UK
David Cameron with Sajid Raza during a visit to the Kings Science Academy in 2012
Flagship academy principal arrested over suspected fraud

The founder of the Kings Science Academy in Bradford, Sajid Raza, is arrested and bailed by police investigating suspected fraud offences. The academy was one of the country's first free schools.

article 18 December 2013 UK
Primary schoolchildren in the playground (Getty)
Give poor children vouchers for extra tuition - think-tank

The government should give means-tested vouchers to working class families to help them buy their children some of the advantages that more affluent families can afford, the Sutton Trust suggests.