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Education Secretary heckled.

Education Secretary heckled.

Angry head teachers heckled Education Secretary Justine Greening as she told a conference about her plans for new grammar schools.

There were cries of "rubbish" and "no, no" as she said selective schools could close the achievement gap between rich and poor pupils.

And the head of Ofsted said too many schools boosted results by removing pupils not expected to do well.

Amanda Spielman called the tactics "nothing short of a scandal".

Ms Spielman, who took over as chief inspector earlier this year, told delegates: "Childhood isn't deferrable: young people get one opportunity to learn in school and we owe it to them to make sure they all get an education that is broad, rich and deep."

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