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Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

Lavish praise 'does not help pupils'
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.

ChildLine seeing more suicidal children
More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

Independent review of Ofsted urged
Ofsted is in urgent need of an independent review in light of concerns about its objectivity and reliability, say local government leaders.

'Family test' for policies outlined
All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

Children's social work faces change
The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.

Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work
The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.

Inquiry into school isolation room
An investigation is under way at a Kent school after claims that children were kept locked in an isolation room for hours at a time.

Schools 'progressing too slowly'
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Private school graduates 'earn more'
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

Hidden school costs worry families
Millions of UK families struggle to meet the extra costs of a state education, suggests research carried out by young people.

Morgan: I'd vote for gay marriage now
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.

School tests 'causing pupil stress'
Annual school tests for children aged seven to 14 are causing so much stress some pupils are refusing to go to school, a survey finds.

Children 'lacking trust' in police
Children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, bordering on fear in some cases, a report by MPs and peers suggests.

Private school charity rule disputed
An Orkney woman who wants independent schools stripped of their charitable status takes her campaign to the Scottish Parliament.


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