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Top authors call for school libraries to be protected

The children’s laureate and eight well-known children’s authors are calling on the education secretary to ensure school libraries are preserved. Goth Girl author Chris Riddell says in a letter to Justine Greening that many lack…


Councils call for more powers to help struggling schools

Regional Schools Commissioners don’t have the capacity to oversee school improvement on a wide scale, local councils say Town halls are better at raising education standards than government-appointed officials, the body representing local councils has…


More support call for children with special needs

Many children with special needs are not getting a fair chance in schools, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales has said. Sally Holland said new legislation by the Welsh Government aimed at improving the provision was…



Academy rejects call for parent governors

An academy chain which has already scrapped all its parent governors, says it has no intention of reinstating them, despite the education secretary saying schools should have them. Justine Greening told MPs on Wednesday that…


Fair advice call for A-level results

A social mobility charity is sending volunteers to help provide advice to state school pupils receiving their A-level results this week. The charity, MyBigCareer, wants state pupils to have fair access to personal advice about…