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Has peace broken out between Ofsted and regional schools commissioners?

Does the recent decision of Damian Hinds, the education secretary, to remove an overlap between the roles of Ofsted and the government’s Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) signal a final end to years of behind-the-scenes skirmishes between English schools’ two most influential bodies?


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Scotland’s education professionals welcome Government climbdown on Education Bill

Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group (ECS) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s decision to shelve its promised Education Bill, dealing with education governance and handing more powers to head teachers. It has instead decided to strike a deal with local authorities. 


Invest now so we can thrive in a smart future

Prospect negotiations officer Mike MacDonald says we must invest in our skills and new technology to drag our aging energy systems into the 21st century.


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Contractors, freelancers and agency workers need better rights at work

The nature of the labour market has been changing for several decades but the situation has become more complex in recent times because of the growth of zero hours contracts and the rise of platform-based work (as seen in recent high-profile cases with Uber, Deliveroo and Pimlico Plumbers).


Why we’re celebrating the first international day of LGBT in STEM

More diversity and inclusion in STEM means better science – that's why organisations and institutions should support LGBT STEM day on 5 July, says Andrea Bandelli, executive director at Science Gallery, Dublin