The FT brings analysis of the increasingly available data to measure the performance of the country’s top schools

Watchdog warns on under-performing schools

National Audit Office questions action on low standards in England

A Year 11 ITC class In Sedgehill school, South London, take the first every cyber security lesson in a UK school.
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Cyber security recruits in schools

Industry is tackling the skills gap and an ill-defined job route

Ofsted head criticises response to ‘plot’

Improvement plans by Birmingham schools ‘not fit for purpose’

School rescue plan comes under fire

Proposals to revamp failing schools ‘drawn up on fag packet’

British Prime Minster, David Cameron makes his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Tories promise more school oversight

Manifesto measures include more powers to remove governors

Chief Inspector of Schools in England and Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw gives a speech during the ASCL Annual Conference at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham.

Schools face more frequent Ofsted visits

Watchdog plans inspections every three years after plot claims

Nicky Morgan Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities 25/9/14
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Tories take schools run for profit off agenda

Education secretary looks to defuse tensions with teachers

Fifth of primary schools to fail standards

Tough challenges spark fear of ‘mass failure’ in English and Maths

UK Schools

Labour vows to lift national school levels

Shadow education minister looks to extend London Challenge scheme

MPs say academy loopholes must be closed

Conflicts of interest are not being properly managed

Proportion of high GCSE passes rises

Top maths grades increase 4.8 percentage points

Labour blames Tories for large class sizes

Nearly 100,000 UK children taught in classes of 36 or more pupils

Morgan to tighten academy rules

Education secretary’s pledge follows ‘Trojan horse’ inquiry

Morgan set to make peace with teachers

Education secretary expected to soothe anger about Gove reforms

OECD links teacher status to pupil success

Staff in countries with high Pisa scores feel most valued