Parents face tougher treatment if children behave badly

Parents of unruly children in the classroom will face higher punishments for failing to ensure their children turn up to school "ready to learn," Michael Gove has warned.

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Gove literacy proposal 'an attempt to distract from warnings'

Education Secretary Michael Gove is attempting to use a campaign to fight school illiteracy "to distract from his failure to respond to warnings," on risks of extremism in Birmingham schools - Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary has said.

Hunt said that Gove was using today's announcement to distract from the Birmingham school issue. Credit: Yui Mok/PA

Tristram Hunt MP was referring to a report that two Birmingham schools run by the same educational trust were criticised by Ofsted, for apparently failing to protect pupils from the risks of extremism.

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