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Former Chair of Governors banned from managing schools.

The former chairman of governors at an Islamic school in Birmingham has been banned from managing schools.

Waseem Yaqub, who served on the governing board of Al-Hijrah School in the city, was found to have engaged in inappropriate conduct which made him "unsuitable to take part in the management of an independent school".

Independent schools also include academies or free schools.

The prohibition order was published by the Department for Education (DfE).

The barring decision also has the effect of disqualifying him from being a governor at a maintained school.

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A Level leak pupils sanctioned.

Pupils at two Belfast grammar schools have received warnings or sanctions after an investigation into an alleged leak of details from an A-level exam.

Nine students at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI) and Methodist College (MCB) are affected, the BBC understands.

The investigation concerned the CCEA A2 business studies paper that candidates sat on the afternoon of Monday 12 June.

It is believed that some details from the exam were shared on social media.

The BBC understands two pupils will not receive their A-level grade as a result, but can re-sit the exam in the next school year.

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MP quits role at UNI over vice-chancellors pay.

An MP has quit his role at the University of Bath in protest over the vice-chancellor's "eye-watering" pay.

Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell earns £451,000 a year and is the highest paid vice-chancellor in the country.

Andrew Murrison, Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire, said university bosses were "looking increasingly like a self-serving cartel".

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Schools excluding pupils from exam results tables.

Some schools are excluding pupils from their overall exam results in order to improve their place "in media-published league tables".

That is one of the key findings of a report by the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI).

It also said that the number of pupils ruled ineligible to be included in reported exam results was too high.

Pupils can be ruled ineligible to be included in a school's public GCSE and A-Level results for several reasons.

These include illness, welfare issues or because they have been withdrawn from their school.

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Report on Learn Direct to be published.

A damning report on the adult training and apprenticeship provider Learndirect Ltd will be published on Thursday, the watchdog Ofsted has confirmed.

An injunction obtained by Learndirect against the publication of the critical report was lifted on Monday.

The Ofsted report is understood to raise concerns about the management of apprenticeship study and high levels of students not completing their courses.

The company said it was "extremely disappointed" with the verdict.

It is understood the company, based in Sheffield, was awarded the lowest possible grade - grade 4 - by inspectors.

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