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Trainee teachers may need a lot of convincing. Stefan Wemuth/PA Wire

Why teachers should be sceptical of a new College of Teaching

Barely one month after the current government was elected in 2010, the secretary of state for education Michael Gove announced the abolition of the General Teaching Council for England. Now, only a few…
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Teachers tweet truth to power, but will the politicians listen?

During the magical month of December 2013 teachers across the UK were given an early Christmas gift from the least expected donor. Twitter buzzed with the news. I first saw it thanks to @teachertoolkit…
Uniforms, books and school trips all add up. Kids at school via bikeriderlondon/Shutterstock

Hidden costs of state education are stigmatising poorer pupils

It’s official: poverty in England is getting worse. Britain is on the verge of becoming a nation deeply and permanently divided by poverty, according to the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission…
Public attacks. May and Gove have denied a rift. PA/PA Archive

Birmingham has most to lose from Gove-May extremism row

Allegations of an “Islamist” plot to infiltrate and take over schools in Birmingham at the centre of Operation Trojan Horse are looking increasingly thin. But they have caused a very public row between…

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