Only 1 in 12 support government education plans

Only 8% of parents think that the coalition has had a positive impact on the education system since it took power, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey of around 2,000 adults, commissioned by the National Union of Teachers (NUT), also suggests that just 2% of people believe politicians should be able to prescribe what teachers teach.

The survey comes as the NUT meets for its annual conference in Liverpool.

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Teachers call for Ofsted boycott

Teachers at the National Union of Teachers annual conference in Liverpool have called for a boycott of school inspections as they warned they had no confidence in Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw.