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James Corrigan, from Chess in Schools and Communities, tells us why chess should be played in every school.

Delaying the award of qualified teacher status – a risk too far?

The consultation on strengthening QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) finishes today and while strengthening the profession is indeed vital against the current backdrop of teacher shortage, the devil has certainly been in the detail.

The shadow of Section 28

Thirty years ago Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 became law. This short clause - less than two hundred words - impacted upon the education of millions of British people. It prevented schools from “promoting” homosexuality or teaching “the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship”.

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