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4 things you should know about new NHS England chief Simon Stevens

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TweetThe new head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, only started his job yesterday, but he is already facing criticism from unions over comments made by him about the role of private healthcare companies in the NHS. In a speech delivered to 300 healthcare professionals in Newcastle yesterday, Stevens praised “the innovation value of new providers” […]

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All parties must spell out how we will deliver world class education

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While many other countries, including the emerging economies, recognise the value of investing more in public education, the UK is in danger of falling behind.

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The government would be foolish to keep ignoring teaching assistants

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Market obsessives and state haters have led the backlash against teaching assistants.

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Left Foot Forward in Private Eye

Left Foot Forward gets an honourable mention in this week’s Private Eye for Annie Powell’s tireless campaign to save Sulivan Primary School.

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Sulivan Primary: Hammersmith and Fulham Council leader responds

Following the decision to close top-performing Sulivan Primary School last month, I wrote about serious questions that two leading councillors had to answer about potential conflicts of interest in closing Sulivan. One of the councillors has now responded.

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Scandal at Sulivan Primary: the plot thickens

Two councillors involved in the decision to close Sulivan school have some serious questions to answer about personal interests.

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Tory Council to close award-winning primary – so a free school can have its land

The decision to close Sulivan does everything that Tories say they oppose when it comes to education.

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Qualified teachers: the Labour policy that makes Tories unfathomably angry

You wouldn’t think that a policy requiring all teachers to obtain qualified teacher status (QTS) would be particularly controversial.

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More questions for Michael Gove on free school fraud

Why didn’t the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau refer the case of Kings Science Academy to West Yorkshire police?

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Free schools performing WORSE, according to Ofsted

Free schools are underperforming compared to all schools inspected by Ofsted.

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