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.


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.