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Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman receives 'venomous' threats

Image copyright Department of Education Image caption Amanda Spielman said she has received threatening messages after her report condemned some conservative religious schools The head of Ofsted says she has had threats from “a mixture of Islamic extremists and the hard left” after raising concerns about faith schools. Amanda Spielman said she received some “pretty […]

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Schools told not to dismiss sexual harassment 'as banter'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Teachers should be aware of the likelihood that that harassment can spread on social media Sexual harassment or violence at school should never be dismissed as “banter”, new Department for Education guidance to schools and colleges has stressed. “Sexting” explicit images and videos of under-18s is illegal, it says, […]

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Wealthy students tighten grip on university places

Image copyright Getty Images The most advantaged teens have tightened their grip on university places, pulling further ahead of the least advantaged, Ucas data shows. Although more poorer students won places at university this year, wealthy students increased at a higher rate. This means the most advantaged 18-year-olds continue to dominate higher education in England. […]

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Vice chancellors' pay: Universities agree new rules

Image caption University leaders have been under pressure over high salaries University leaders have agreed to a new code on senior pay, which is expected to be published in the next few weeks. University representatives held a meeting with minister Jo Johnson on Wednesday where they accepted the need for more accountability. It follows fierce […]

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Weakest schools struggle with teacher 'burnout'

Image caption Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman will warn of struggling schools where teachers ‘burn out’ Ofsted is warning of a hard core of persistently underachieving schools in England which struggle to recruit teachers and keep head teachers. The watchdog’s annual report says there are about 100 schools which have not reached “good” status in inspections […]

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France wants stricter child phone ban in schools

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is concern that many young children are avid users of mobile phones France will enforce a ban on children’s mobile phone use at school from 3 September next year, the French education minister says. Jean-Michel Blanquer said: “We’re working on this – various methods may be used.” An […]