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video 15 October 2014 UK

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Can 'British values' stop the spread of extremism?

The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, says schools should not shy away from promoting British values to stop the spread of extremism, in the wake of a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal.

video 25 September 2014 UK

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Too much teaching time lost due to bad kids - video

An hour's teaching is lost every day because head teachers aren't keeping control of school discipline, according to the Ofsted chief.

article 02 September 2014 UK
Lunchtime at Salusbury Primary School, north west London (11 June, 2014)
Free lunches for under-7s - even if parents can afford it

Nick Clegg insists lunch is crucial for children to learn, as his universal free school meals scheme begins. But critics say the money is wasted on families who can afford to pay.

post 21 August 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: when can you leave education?

Most teenagers who got their GCSE results today have been told they must stay in education or training until they are 18. But what if they refuse?

post 09 July 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Child abuse, cover-ups and public schools

The NSPCC has finally said that turning a blind eye to child abuse should be a criminal offence - and they are right to include public schools.

article 27 June 2014 UK
Oldknow Academy (Getty Images)
Darshna Soni by 'Trojan horse' schools launch 'kids first' campaign

Parents and governors from schools rated "inadequate" by Ofsted in the "Trojan horse" investigation met this week to launch a new campaign. But star of the show was a five-year-old boy called Ben.

article 18 June 2014 UK
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White working-class pupils 'unseen' & underperforming

White working-class pupils perform worse in their GCSEs than any other ethnic group. Now a new report from MPs says that a longer school day will help improve their academic results.

article 17 June 2014 UK
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Goodbye, Mr Chips? Gove rations fatty food in schools

The government is cracking down on fatty and sweet foods in schools, allowing pupils just two portions each week, while milk will once again be introduced during the school day.

article 12 June 2014 UK
OldKnow Academy in Birmingham (credit: Getty Images)
Darshna Soni by 'Trojan horse' public meeting: what did we learn?

"Muslim values are British values" declared the posters around the hall as parents, teachers and governors gathered at a hall in Small Heath, Birmingham, to discuss their response to Ofsted's report.