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Women teachers are missing out on pay and professional training in work, the UK's largest teaching union said.
Many teachers gathering at the NASUWT's women's consultation conference in Birmingham raised concerns about what they called "the systemic unfairness" in how some schools had managed pay and performance.
“The potential for discrimination and unfairness highlighted by our women members today is deeply worrying," Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT said.
The union said almost half of the attending teachers "had experienced discrimination in relation to pay or pay progression this year".
Some teachers also reported being hindered over access to professional development and training at work.
Governors at a school placed in special measures following allegations of a hard-line Muslim takeover plot to take over governing boards have resigned in protest, calling the Ofsted report "flawed".
Board members at Saltley School said they "have been left with little faith or trust" in the inspection process or Birmingham City Council in the fall-out over the "Trojan Horse" row.
The out-going governors criticised the Ofsted inspectors for not clearly concluding whether there was an "Islamic agenda" or not in the school's classrooms.
In their statement, entitled their "final response" on the matter, the governors said: "It is the Governors' view that the inspection and the report are flawed."
Saltley School, which has about 950 pupils, was one of five schools place in special measures following Ofsted inspections.
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Poverty is being used as an excuse for failure by white working-class families, Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw argued in an interview to The Times (£).
Sir Wilshaw was commenting on a government report into extending school hours for poorer children, where extended school hours would give children somewhere to do their homework.
He said: "It's not about income or poverty. Where families believe in education they do well. If they love their children they should support them in schools."