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Thousands of teachers, lecturers and support staff visited Parliament today (Wednesday, 26 October) to lobby their MPs about pension cuts in the education sector

Children’s Minister Sarah Teather will tomorrow announce that the Government will trial free parenting classes in three areas of the country, aiming to reach over 50,000 parents

The Department for Education is to give the independent exams watchdog Ofqual new powers to fine exam boards which make mistakes in papers

 

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The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), has confirmed the dates of its ballot on strike action over proposed pension cuts

 

The Department for Education has today launched a consultation on proposed changes to the contribution rate for employees in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (July 28th)

 

This autumn, Ofsted will trial some unannounced monitoring visits of satisfactory schools where behaviour is a weakness (July 14th)

 

All teachers will be expected to meet new standards of competence and conduct from September 2012, following an independent review of the skills that teachers should possess. They are a key part of the Government’s ambition to ensure the status and quality of the teaching profession continues to rise (July 14th)

 

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, today reacted angrily to Michael Gove’s crude attempts to bully local authorities and head teachers into pressurising school support staff into covering for striking teachers (June 24th)

 

Ofsted today published the results of school inspections carried out during the autumn term and spring terms 2010/11 (June 15th)

 

The NUT announced overwhelming endorsement by its members for strike action to defend teachers' pensions. In the NUT's strike ballot 92% voted in favour of strike action with a turnout of 40% (June 15th)

 

England's education and children's services regulator Ofsted is too big to function effectively and should be split in two, MPs argue(April 18th)

 

Thousands of teachers from the largest teachers’ union in the UK, the NASUWT, marched through the streets of London to demonstrate against the Coalition Government’s cuts to public services on Saturday 26 March 2011

 

Commenting on Lord Hutton’s final report on public service pensions, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, said

 
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