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Parents in primary school test protest

Parents are keeping their children off school for the day in a protest about primary tests in England.

Posted on: 03 May 2016

Rich and poor lifespan gap 'widening'

The gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is rising for the first time since the 1870s, research suggests.

Posted on: 03 May 2016

Parents plan school protest over Sats

Thousands of parents in England plan to keep their children off school for a day next week in protest at tough new national tests, campaigners say.

Posted on: 02 May 2016

End primary school 'chaos', heads say

Head teachers cannot and will not endure another year of the "chaos" that has raged in England's primary schools, the National Association of Head Teachers' conference hears.

Posted on: 01 May 2016

VIDEO: Should all children study RE?

Head teachers are to discuss whether parents in England should be allowed to take their children out of religious education classes, on the grounds that it undermines the teaching of "British values".

Posted on: 01 May 2016

Industrial action threat over academies

Head teachers threaten industrial action over plans to force all state schools in England to become academies, after heckling the education secretary at their conference.

Posted on: 30 April 2016

VIDEO: 'You don't have to test to assess'

Sally Bates, head of Wadsworth Fields Primary School and James Bowen, from the NAHT, give their opinions on mass academisation and testing.

Posted on: 30 April 2016

VIDEO: Morgan heckled over academy plans

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been heckled at the National Association of Head Teachers' conference in Birmingham.

Posted on: 30 April 2016

Primary tests in England 'too hard'

New national tests to be sat by 11-year-olds in England have been made too hard, say head teachers.

Posted on: 29 April 2016

VIDEO: Is primary testing too stressful?

The testing regime for primary schools in England is in chaos and distracting to pupils, says the National Association of Head Teachers.

Posted on: 29 April 2016