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  • 21-25 september This week's headlines include criticism of the government's EBAcc proposal by Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, police figures showing that tens of thousands of school-based crimes were reported last year, and suggestions that UIFSM funding will be cut in the November spending review.
  • 22 september In the news today: schools have been warned against employing Ofsted inspectors for 'mocksteds', a report suggests that disadvantaged Welsh children are significantly more likely than wealthier peers to have a smaller vocabulary aged 5, and a charity has warned that outdoor space in the early years is disappearing.
  • 23 september In the news today: DfE figures show that appeals against pupil place decisions have risen, George Osborne has announced a funding boost for the teaching of Mandarin, and petitions calling for universal free school meals to continue have received nearly 20,000 signatures.
  • 24 september In the news today: the proportion of pupils reaching expected levels in the year 1 phonics test has risen from last year, police figures show that over 30,000 school-related crimes were reported in 2014, and Nicky Morgan has called for classic novels to be sold to schools at a lower price.