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Senior Tory MPs have warned Theresa May to go ‘slow and careful’ before allowing faith schools to take fewer pupils from other religions.Robert Halfon, the chairman of the Education Select Committee, said schools must always be obliged to offer places to ‘a significant minority’ of people with different beliefs. Read more

You don’t often think about anorexia in primary schools. For most people, it is something that happens only to teenagers. So it was not surprising, writes a teacher, when a pupil began displaying symptoms of anorexia and they found limited information and advice out there to guide them in helping her. Read more

The Chinese government’s ongoing attempts to create a social credit system aimed at rating the trustworthiness of people and companies have generated equal measures of fascination and anxiety around the world. Is China’s dystopian social credit system a harbinger of the global age of the algorithm? Read more

The TV scientist and IVF pioneer Robert Winston has warned against moves to increase formal mathematics and literacy teaching of four- and five-year-olds, arguing that children will have less opportunity for play which is vital for their development. He expresses concern about a report published by the schools watchdog Ofsted on the reception-year curriculum. Read more