Labour has pledged to improve teaching standards in further education (FE) colleges in a bid to improve numeracy and literacy, according to a report by advisers to the opposition.
- Ofsted alternative launched by headteachers’ union
A union of headteachers has set up an alternative school inspection programme in an attempt to overthrow Ofsted, The Guardian reports.
- Parents and teachers should take over Ofsted inspections, study suggests
Parents, teachers and pupils should take responsibility for keeping schools in check as Ofsted inspections are axed, a study has suggested.
- Michael Gove wages war with teachers
Nurseries breeding ill-mannered toddlers
Michael Gove has backed the institution of a Royal College of Teaching as a voice for the profession instead of unions, The Guardian has reported.
Nurseries are breeding toddlers with bad manners, the education minister has warned.
5,000 children in London without place at primary school
Nearly 5,000 children in London have failed to get a place at primary school of their choice, figures have revealed.
Teaching unions announce summer strikes
National Union of Teachers and NASUWT say they will begin 'rolling programme' of strikes over pay, pensions and workload.
MPs call teaching of RE by classroom assistants 'unacceptable'
Thousands of children are being taught about religion by classroom assistants rather than trained teachers, a report by MPs says.
IFS claims maths skills determine children's future earning power
Primary school teachers' successfulness in teaching children maths will have significant implications for pupils' further earning prospects, according to new research.
Controversy over teaching of same-sex marriage in schools
Care Scotland criticises plans for teaching children about same-sex marriage in school while supporters of equal marriage bill disagree.