TORY education policies have left one in four of England’s primary schools full or over capacity, Labour reveals today as parents discover where their child will study from September.
The party’s analysis of official figures lays bare the full extent of the escalating...
Monday 18th Apr 2016
posted by Luke James in Britain
The stage is set today for a huge rally to further unsettle Number 10, in defence of schools, homes, the NHS...
Saturday 16th Apr 2016
posted by Paddy McGuffin in Britain
EDINBURGH City Council admitted yesterday that it allowed a public-private consortium that built 17 unsafe schools to self-certify itself as having met “all the relevant building standards.”
The council said it had not itself inspected the schools, which have been closed...
Friday 15th Apr 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
SCHOOL libraries are being closed with some turned into classrooms as severe budget cuts see librarians axed and books binned, teachers heard yesterday.
ATL delegates argued that all schools and academies should have libraries and were “shocked” to learn some had recently...
Thursday 7th Apr 2016
posted by Will Stone in Britain
TEACHERS called for better training provision for tackling extremism in schools yesterday to prevent fuelling Islamophobia.
The government’s Prevent strategy in schools is exacerbating Islamophobia and labelling as well as alienating and marginalising individuals and communities,...
Tuesday 5th Apr 2016
by Our News Desk
TEACHERS voted to scrap “big bully” Ofsted yesterday, blaming the much-criticised standards inspector for stacking up their workloads.
A “proper system of accountability” was suggested as a replacement for the schools watchdog...
Tuesday 29th Mar 2016
CHRISTINE BLOWER tells Luke James that teachers are prepared for a tough fight against the Tories’ free-market fanatacism and to go all the way for quality education
posted by Morning Star in Features
By Conrad Landin, at NUT conference in Brighton
Saturday 26th Mar 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
by Bethany Rielly
TEACHING unions mocked Ofsted’s chief inspector yesterday after he called for action to address teacher shortages.
Sir Michael Wilshaw suggested that the salaries of well-paid teaching positions should be used as incentives to attract more...
Thursday 3rd Mar 2016
SOARING demand and a lack of places have turned into a national crisis for schools, councils in England and Wales declared yesterday.
The Local Government Association (LGA) called for the return of powers to open schools to deal with rising pupil numbers.
Its demands include...
Monday 29th Feb 2016