Month: November 2012

UK education sixth in global ranking

The UK’s education system is ranked sixth best in the developed world, according to a global league table published by education firm Pearson. The first and second places are taken by Finland and South Korea. The rankings combine international test

Quality of education too dependent on where you live

Sir Michael Wilshaw will use first annual report to warn of stark inequalities in England’s education system A child’s chances of gaining a decent education are still far too dependent on where they live, with some facing a less than

State school teachers employed by tax-avoiding firm

An offshore company employing thousands of teachers is avoiding the payment of millions of pounds in employer’s National Insurance contributions. ISS Ltd, based in the Channel Islands, employs more than 24,000 temporary agency workers across the UK, most of them

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