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Ofsted: Sure Start 'has failed to close the gap in education'

The chief school inspector has told ITV News the Government's Sure Start programme has failed to close the gap in educational achievement between rich and poor students. He also claimed nurseries are failing to get children ready for school.

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Early education red tape 'mind-blowingly unnecessary'

The head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw has said he is "perplexed" by the complexity of the early years education system, adding that the bureaucracy involved in changing or expanding provisions was "mind-blowingly unnecessary".

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