The new professional standards for teachers came into effect on 1 September 2012. This new guidance replaced a complicated system that had a variety of standards for different stages of a teacher's career and was meant to make easier to hold staff to account. It was
David Walker says the secretary of state for education's reforms are an "evidence-free zone" (Society, 27 February). In fact, it is by drawing on evidence and the work of leading academics that we have developed the policies. Our curriculum is based on years of
This weekend, thousands of families will face the end of an anxious waiting game – children find out whether they have got into the secondary school of their choice. Many parents will have spent considerable effort and expense to get their child into a good school
Nick Clegg's office has said he is due to make a decision soon on his son's education – and whether he will attend a private or state school – amid speculation he will make an announcement next week.
The occupation of the conference centre at Sussex University – and the occupation of the university's medical school lecture theatre – came after a demonstration of hundreds of students and staff protesting at privatisation plans. The space has served as a hub for organisation