VIDEO: Ex-terror chief heads 'Trojan horse' probe

An inquiry into allegations of a hard-line Islamist plot to take over 25 Birmingham schools is to be lead by the Met's former national head of counter terrorism, it has been announced.


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

Classroom teddy bears that go home to stay with pupils for the weekend are prompting new levels of competitive parenting, the TES says.

A former speech-writer to Tony Blair says schools need to do more to help teenagers improve their communication skills.

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

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

Starting salaries for graduate jobs, even in the best-paid fields of medicine and dentistry, have fallen 11% in five years, research suggests

Teachers accuse England's education watchdog of being broken and not fit for purpose, and call for a charter governing school inspections.

An investigation into an alleged hard-line Islamist takeover plot of Birmingham schools has widened with 25 schools now under the spotlight.

Many parents are being asked to make voluntary contributions to the cost of text or revision books, a survey suggests.

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

Parents are being asked to help schools pay for pens, paper and books, as well as school trips, according to a poll by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

A "significant period of stability" in schools should follow wide-ranging changes to policy under the coalition government, Schools Minister David Laws says.

French police investigating a rape collect DNA from more than 500 male students and staff at a school in La Rochelle, in an unprecedented step.

Teachers are increasingly experiencing mental health problems as a result of the pressures of their job, a survey suggests.

Fifteen schools in Birmingham are now being inspected after allegations of an "Islamic takeover plot", the Department for Education (DfE) confirms.

"Overblown rhetoric" on efforts to bring down immigration has contributed to a drop in students doing technology, engineering and maths courses at UK universities, peers say.

A Conservative MP has claimed her dyslexia was one of the reasons she failed to register

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Teachers need a period of calm and consensus in education rather than a "permanent revolution", Schools Minister David Laws said today.

Teachers' leaders are demanding a code of conduct for school inspections after warning education standards watchdog Ofsted had "lost all credibility".

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Online social media is being misused to insult, intimidate and smear staff in schools, says a teachers' union.

The NUT conference will hear calls for a boycott of assessment checks for four year olds.

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Research by the NASUWT union finds that almost one-in-five teachers have been subjected to offensive slurs on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter

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England's teenagers are "significantly above average" in problem-solving skills, according to the results of international tests.

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New OECD international league tables show that English teenagers outperform their European peers in problem solving skills but still lag far behind pupils from the Far East    

OECD international league tables, published today, show that England is ranked 11th in the world based on performance in problem-solving. Check out the full results here    

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The number of overseas students taking up courses at universities in England has fallen for the first time in 29 years.

Almost one in 10 university degrees claimed by graduates have "errors", such as wrong grades or subjects, according to the agency which carries out checks for employers.

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Judy Murray calls for children to be given "physical education homework" as a report from the fitness industry body Ukactive warns of a sharp decline in pupils' fitness levels    

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More than three-quarters of UK students say the facilities at prospective universities played a role in which one they chose, according to a survey.

A university vice chancellor has been dubbed the 'Wolf of Northampton' and drawn criticism from a union after he was pictured crowd surfing and having a dance-off at a student awards...

Lauren Rose, 30, was working as a supply teacher at Ifield Community College in Crawley, West Sussex, when she posted the offensive comments    

A little boy, "Jesus", is walking carefully in his plimsolls across a sea of tables to save his diminutive disciples, who are grouped together in the prayer corner and unable to suppress...

To Pearson plc for an evening with the former Secretary of State David Blunkett, who was reminiscing about his time in charge of the nation's education system.    

A new higher GCSE grade will identify England's most talented pupils, and grades will be linked to international tests under proposals from the exam regulator.

Ofsted's chief inspector warns that too many nurseries in England are failing to ensure that children are ready to learn when they reach school.

Children should start at school at the age of two as part of a radical overhaul of early years education, chief schools inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw will declare today.    

Plans for a new super grade for ?really exceptional? students at GCSE are unveiled by the exams regulator Ofqual today.    

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, says that more primary schools should open nursery provision to prevent tens of thousands of children being given a poor start to their education    

Ofqual proposes radical changes to the GSCE grading system, including marking papers on a numerical scale from 1 to 9 and reserving top grades for "really exceptional" pupils    

A group of almost 250 academics, authors and teaching leaders write to The Telegraph, claiming that Ofsted's approach to early years education risks having a "catastrophic" impact on...

The Today programme's Sima Kotecha visits Park View School, which has been accused of promoting extremist Islam views to pupils.

The rise and rise of international school tests

For the first time, GCSE papers sat by around 600,000 teenagers each year will be graded from 1 to 9 - with 9 as the top mark - in place of traditional A* to G grades. Here's the background    

When French and Spanish teacher Starr Green started out, she was prepared to hate teaching. Now she's using her international experience to bring language learning in Britain up to...

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, says that all parents need to be issued with a checklist of essential skills to teach their children as he warns that too many five-year-olds...

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says he wants children to be better equipped with the right skills to help them do well in school    

An investigation into an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of several schools in Birmingham must report immediately, an MP says.

The Pre-School Learning Alliance reject Sir Michael Wilshaw's calls for pre-school children to learn in a more structured way.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, says parents need checklist of skills to teach children as he warns that many five-year-olds are unfit for demands of school    

Ofsted recommends giving poor children priority access to the best primary schools as part of a radical overhaul of early years education designed to stop deprived pupils falling behind    

Following a successful London gig, UK cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, aims to expand its music programme across the UK, reaching 100 young people this year    

White British children are being outperformed in key GCSE subjects by those who speak English as a second language.

A new top-level GCSE grade will be awarded to the most talented 20,000 pupils each year, in proposals for a shake-up of England's exam grades.

Sir Michael Wilshaw says children from poor backgrounds could benefit from teaching at a young agePoor children should be given priority for places at good primary schools, according...

Police investigating allegations of fraud at one of the Government?s flagship academy schools have arrested three people.    

Parents should be told to ensure their child has mastered vital skills such as going to the toilet, recognising their own name and understanding the words ?no? and ?stop? before the...

Police investigating allegations of fraud at one of the Government?s flagship academy schools have arrested three people.    

Once again we hear pronouncements from Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted (Report, 3 March), who reveals his lack of understanding of what constitutes high-quality early years education....

The school at the centre of allegations of Muslim extremism has denied claims that extremist views were promoted in a pupils assembly.

Labour dubs a government parenting class scheme a "flop" after just 4% of eligible parents in the pilot areas sign up to it.

How children's confidence and learning is boosted by music

The university chancellor may have had fun surfing the crowd, but he runs the risk of losing student respect, says Max Davidson    

Poor children should have the very best in education, but not if it starts at the age of two, says Jemima Lewis    

Students share their experiences of mental health issues and reveal a common and worrying problemRead more: where to get help for your mental healthWhen I asked students to share their...

Many students experience mental health problems at university here are some resources that could helpRead more: students share stories of mental healthIf you're experiencing mental...

Research by Times Higher Education magazine shows vice-chancellors saw pay packages increase to record levels last year, with five handed at least

A teacher has saved the life of a seriously ill pupil by giving her one of his kidneys.

David Willetts, the Universities Minister, unveils plans to create new university campuses in areas identified as higher education "cold spots" such as Shrewsbury    

A group of young pupils have written a joint letter to their parents telling them to stop arguing about school car parking spaces.

Nottingham High School - alma mater of D. H. Lawrence - becomes the latest in a long line of boys' schools to accept girls following warnings that single-sex education may be dying...

An ex-teacher at a Birmingham school alleged to be the target of a 'Islamist takeover' claims it began 20 years ago.

A free school in West Sussex will become the first in the country to be shut down later following concerns over teaching standards.

Twins Elliot and Lewis share their views on why they think attending a mainstream school together is good for them.

An excoriating poem lambasting the policies and the ?Dark Ages? curriculum of Education Secretary Michael Gove has become an internet sensation among teachers.    

Academics launch scheme to use ancient artefacts to prompt discussion of "difficult topics" in school sex education classes.

College principals speak out against the government's unfair treatment of further education and bloggers look at how technology is changing the working world the week in FEThis week...

Guided learning online is a cost-effective way to get educational help at home, says Katie Hughes    

How should schools in areas where there is a large Muslim population deal with the pressure that brings?

There has been a big increase in the number of stay-at-home fathers, according to recent figures from the Office for National Statistics - 230,000 approximately, and rising.

Parents and charitable trusts often fail. Success comes with the skills and experience of organisations that resemble the best education authoritiesThe serenity of the lobby-cum-assembly...

Secret document for academies minister Lord Nash outlines strategy to 'step in fast to cut political damage'Struggling free schools have been earmarked for special fast-track attention...

Secondary schools desperate to keep over-16s are employing underhand methods to keep them away from collegesSchools desperate to encourage pupils to stay on for the sixth form are binning...

Mohammed Zabar, whose daughter attends Oldknow Academy, has spoken out after the head, Bhupinder Kondal, was driven out    

Report suggests primary schools in 32 areas will struggle to accommodate demand, but DfE dismisses figures as bogusLabour has accused the government of creating a "crisis in school...

A primary school teacher will deliver a heartfelt plea to two potential education secretaries when the teaching union conference season begins in earnest next week.    

Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?

Parents living in rural South Buckinghamshire have been angered after children were allocated places at a Sikh school that operates a strict 'no meat' policy and starts the day with...

Labour says that there is a primary school places "crisis" looming this September in England, following its own research.

Controversial proposals to change the timetable to help fasting pupils are opposed by education campaigners, who believe giving special consideration to one religious group will cause...

Bedfordshire school allowed children who hit reading target to wear their own clothes, whilst those who fell below had to come in in uniform    

Leaked documents reveal how Department for Education advised ministers that further legislation may be neededDepartment for Education officials are concerned that a regulatory black...

Growing numbers of students are turning to food banks as they struggle to afford to feed themselves, leaders of the National Union of Students (NUS) will warn on Monday.    

What a shame that the plug was pulled on accreditation of the heterodox economics course organised by the Manchester University students (Editorial, 3 April). As you point out, insights...

With so many people leaving university with a degree, how important is a top grade over a great CV in the job market?University life involves balancing academic work with other demands...

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, insists the academies programme is addressing underperformance in the state system as figures show a total of 1,983 primaries are no longer under...

A study by academics from The Open University and Oxford finds that a series of activities such as shopping, reading, storytelling and arts and crafts had a positive impact on happiness...

David Willetts, the Universities Minister, tells Labour's Liam Byrne that the government expects 60 per cent of students' loans will never be fully repaid, costing taxpayers billions...

Art students should think about how paid work can help them to get ahead when they graduateIf you are studying or considering studying the arts at university you probably aren't expecting...

Assistant head Andrew Moffat leaves his primary school in Birmingham after a protest by parents who did not want their children taught that homosexuality is acceptable    

Derby College of further education becomes the first in the UK to initiate a programme to tackle forced marriage and "honour" crimes.

The Universities Minister unveils plans for 'Sharia-compliant' student loans amid fears Muslims are being put off degree courses by the higher education finance system

Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), says that pressure on parents to work for long hours is damaging family life and failing to meet...

Union to debate teachers' concerns about 'tablet addiction' among school pupils at the ATL conference in ManchesterParents should consider taking tablet computers off their children...

Children are arriving at school suffering from computer tablet addiction, making them irritable and too tired to learn, a teachers? leader has warned.

Growing numbers of students are turning to food banks as they struggle to afford to feed themselves, leaders of the National Union of Students (NUS) will warn on Monday.

Still working even in the holidays Continue reading...

More than half of black and ethnic minority lecturers and staff believe they have suffered racial discrimination at university, according to new research.

Nurseries should be open all day to meet the needs of modern families, Liz Truss, the education and childcare minister, has said.

When Skidmore College, a liberal arts institution in New York state, announced last week that it was to offer a summer course about Miley Cyrus, the internet quickly laughed it off...

Children in council care are "too often" being housed long distances away from their family and community, Ofsted concludes

More than 2,700 schools in England will need to improve kitchens to provide meals for children for their first three years, figures show.

Private firm warns staff may have to pay for school re-inspections; Ofsted slow to act over claims of restraint; and campaigners lose bid to save primary from demolitionInspectors working...

One in three schools will need to refurbish their kitchens to provide free meals for infants, according to latest figuresMore than 2,700 schools about one in three assessed so far...

Year eight pupils at an east London free school are learning that they can speak out and make a differenceA girl in year 8 is kneeling on the ground, head bowed, in an orange jumpsuit...

The long-trailed plan for a national formula has once again been kicked into the long grass, says Fiona MillarIn recent months I have started to think that I am becoming unshockable....

Feel embarrassed if you need to leave during a performance? If only the ground would open up and swallow youNext time someone disrupts your evening by clambering in or out of a nearby...

Research presented to the Royal Economic Society annual conference shows that parents who shout at children when they misbehave create further discipline problems

As a rookie reporter in Mexico, Jo Griffin was tripped up by the numbers on a big story. Why are numbers so hard to grasp?A degree in Spanish got me my first job as a journalist, with...

On day one of the National Union of Students' annual conference we hear from Toni Pearce and students debate the role of the NUS in the run up to the general election 11.41am BST There's...

No longer can students sit passively and imbibe information today's 'blended learning' approach demands engagement and ideasThe best lecture I ever went to saw an inspirational academic...

The British education system has become too focussed on youngsters automatically being channelled towards going to university, the Duke of York told a conference of newspaper editors.

Most students will still be paying back university loans in their 40s and 50s, and many will never clear the debt, Sutton Trust research finds.

A major review of the schools system says the Welsh government lacks a long-term vision and needs to do more to help teachers.

There will be a stronger emphasis on maths skills and science practicals will no longer count towards A-level grades, as new-look GCSEs and A-levels for England are revealed.

A-levels and GCSEs in arts subjects in England are to be made more "rigorous and demanding", Education Secretary Michael Gove is to announce.

Students Martha and Georgia say they will never be able to pay their student debts off.

The government has announced plans for more rigorous GCSEs and A-levels in England.

Police officers should be given "leeway" to take their children on holiday during term time, the Police Federation has claimed.

The irresistible urge for online students to talk

Why is education never an emergency?

Government urged to rethink fees and loans system after study finds average student will graduate more than

Will all apprentices need GCSE-level English and maths? Will the funding reforms fail? We ask sector specialistsSmall businesses will be put off the scheme if we don't learn lessons...

Whether it's by doing a job at McDonalds or volunteering to work in your community, show how your life has given you an interest in sociologyFrom social inequality and crime, to culture...

Number of undergraduates on full-time modern foreign language courses at lowest point in a decade, new report concludesThe number of students taking a language degree is at the lowest...

Michael Gove's department lets through two howlers in a list of physics equations that pupils in England are expected to knowMichael Gove, the education secretary, is fond of telling...

Park View school denies allegations of extremism after inspections triggered by 'serious' complaintsA Muslim-majority academy at the centre of a row over alleged Islamic fundamentalism...

Plan to end coursework in science A-levels described as 'death knell for UK science education' by Physiological SocietyThe British scientific community has reacted with dismay to the...

Pearce, who won a landslide victory, says she'll campaign for more jobs for young people and tackle unpaid internshipsToni Pearce has been elected president of the NUS for the second...

A student who penned a poorly written and abusive letter was given a taste of their own medicine when a teacher marked it and posted a picture of it covered in red pen online.

It could be argued that Queen Elizabeth's Boys' School in London's Barnet was the first free school in the country, way before Education Secretary Michael Gove's flagship policies.

Getting started with revision is the most difficult part of exam preparation for most people, and many of us could win prizes for avoiding things we don't want to do. But the 10-minute...

Sweeping changes to GCSE and A-level exams will usher in an era of more focus on British history and the geography of the UK, it has been announced.

Children from large families tend to do worse in maths and reading than youngsters with few brothers and sisters, research suggests.

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Almost three quarters of graduates will have at least some of their loan written off under the new repayment regime, research finds

Senior academic pay amongst information redacted for confidentiality by universities

Ministers unveil measures to toughen up GCSE and A-level exams, including increasing the range of events taught in history lessons and requiring sixth form science students to carry...

The scientist and inventor James Lovelock claims we should stop trying to save the planet from global warming and instead retreat to climate controlled cities

The scientist and inventor James Lovelock claims we should stop trying to save the planet from global warming and instead retreat to climate controlled cities

James Lovelock, the pioneering scientist, who first detected CFCs in the atmosphere and proposed the Gaia hypotheses, claims the future of science is being harmed by health and safety




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