A round up of headlines from the world of education and schools work:
- Labour has failed to reduce ‘Neets’, say MPs: The number of school-leavers without a job or education place has failed to drop under Labour, despite a raft of high-profile reforms, according to MPs.
- Video game and cartoons used to shock school children about violence: Primary school children are being shown images from the controversial video game Grand Theft Auto in a project designed to prevent them from becoming violent.
- Inspectors give wrong ratings to schools: Three schools judged to be “inadequate” by Ofsted were later told that they were actually “outstanding”, in a move which has raised concerns over the quality of inspections.
- Selective schools not more socially exclusive, says study: Top comprehensive schools are more socially exclusive than selective grammar schools, according to a major study.
- Disadvantaged pupils learn faster in weekend schools: Children from disadvantaged homes learn faster if they have attended supplementary Saturday or Sunday morning schools, according to a government study.
- Home tutors reject ‘intrusive’ child safety database: Hundreds of thousands of teachers are refusing to register for the Independent Safeguarding Authority’s vetting scheme.
- Headteachers vote to boycott Sats tests: Two biggest teaching unions – NUT and NAHT – to take action against tests due to be sat by 600,000 children in May.