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Kate Green appointed Labour’s shadow education secretary


Keir Starmer has defied left-wingers within the Labour Party by appointing the woman who chaired a campaign to oust Jeremy Corbyn as his new shadow education secretary.

Kate Green replaces Rebecca Long-Bailey, once viewed as Corbyn’s anointed successor, who was sacked on Thursday after retweeting an article containing what the Labour leader described as “antisemitic conspiracy theories”.

Ms Green resigned from Mr Corbyn’s shadow cabinet in 2016 in protest at his leadership, and later became chair of Owen Smith’s campaign to challenge him for the party’s top job.

She returned to the front bench on Starmer’s election as Corbyn’s

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Labour appoints Kate Green as new shadow education secretary after sacking of Rebecca-Long Bailey

Kate Green pictured in 2015 addressing the Labour Women's Conference. - Heathcliff O'Malley
Kate Green pictured in 2015 addressing the Labour Women’s Conference. – Heathcliff O’Malley

Kate Green has been appointed the new shadow education secretary by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer following the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey earlier in the week.

Long-Bailey was sacked on Thursday after sharing a link on social media to an interview which was alleged to have contained an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

Ms Green, 60, has been the MP for Stretford and Urmston since 2010, and was previously appointed shadow minister for child poverty strategy in April.

Sir Keir said: “I’m delighted to appoint Kate Green as shadow

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School class sizes could increase to ‘bubbles’ of 30 pupils, Education Secretary says


Gavin Williamson said the Government is looking at returning class sizes to 30 pupils as he hinted England will reduce the two-metre rule.

The Education Secretary said the Government is looking at creating larger “bubbles” to allow class sizes to expand in time for the autumn term.

He told Friday’s Downing Street briefing: “We’ve been creating bubbles of children in the classroom, creating a protective environment for those children.

“Currently that is at 15, what we would be looking at doing is expanding those bubbles to include the whole class.”

He said signs the virus was reducing meant ministers

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SC Secretary General believes Qatar 2022 will unite the world once COVID-19 has been defeated

Education City Stadium is the third World Cup Qatar 2022 tournament venue to be completed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

Here, SC Secretary General, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, discusses the stadium, the power of Qatar 2022 and ongoing preparations for the first World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world.

Q: How proud are you to have completed the third tournament venue for the World Cup Qatar 2022?

We are very proud to have completed our latest stadium. Our plans remain on track – despite the pandemic. Education City Stadium is our third tournament venue,

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Parents should not be “held over a barrel” by private schools says Education Secretary

Parents should not be “held over a barrel” by private schools demanding payment fees in return for predicted grades, the Education Secretary has warned.

Gavin Williamson said that teenagers’ futures should not be “threatened” by independent schools demanding payment of the summer term’s fees in return for submitting GCSE or A-level grades to exam boards.

His remarks come after The Daily Telegraph revealed that pupils were being “held to ransom” by schools refusing to process predicted A-level grades unless the final instalment of fees had been paid in full.

Students were told in March that all GCSEs and A-level exams

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