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Heads not 'counter-terror experts'
Head teachers say they cannot be expected to "conduct surveillance" on young people, after warnings that more might travel to Syria during the school holidays.
'Poor cannot afford' exam appeals
Schools who ask parents to pay for A-level and GCSE exam appeals risk discriminating against poorer pupils, says a teachers' union.
Warning on 'Mickey-Mouse practicals'
The "Mickey-Mouse practicals" students do under the current A-level system, have nothing to do with "real science", a teaching union conference has heard.
Schools 'misuse' support staff
Too many schools are misusing support staff by making them cover for teachers "for protracted periods", a union's annual conference has heard.
Free nursery has 'no academic benefit'
Free nursery places for three-year olds have helped mothers back to work, but have made "no difference" to academic performance later on, researchers claim.
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