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School Standards Minister - Nick Gibb, addresses Commonwealth Education Ministers.

Thank you Dr Mohamed. And thank you also to those fellow Education Ministers I have had the opportunity to meet over the last few days. I think this has been a very successful conference. I would like to congratulate the Secretary General and the Fijian Government for hosting a very successful conference. It has been wonderful for me to have had so many productive, interesting and warm conversations with fellow ministers, in meetings and at the very successful receptions that have been held throughout the course of the conference. I have really valued the opportunity to learn about other education systems and to discuss so many shared challenges that we all face across the Commonwealth. I am sure that many of us will stay in touch in future and continue to support each other where we can.

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Is £150,000 too much for Multi-Academy chain bossess.

The bosses of academy trusts running large chains of schools in England are going to be challenged by education ministers over "fat-cat" pay.

Lord Agnew says the government's school funding agency is to write to multi-academy trusts asking how pay over £150,000 relates to school performance.

The chief executive of Harris Federation became the first in the state sector to earn over £500,000.

Head teachers say the public needs to be "reassured" over school spending.

Lord Agnew, in a letter to academy trusts, has warned that the funding agency would soon be contacting multi-academy trusts paying above £150,000 - and that if performance is going down, pay for chief executives should also be cut.

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Chief Executive of the lecturers pension scheme.

The chief executive of the lecturers' pension scheme at the centre of a university strike received a 17% pay rise worth an extra £82,000 this year.

Bill Galvin's pay package had risen from £484,000 to £566,000, said a spokeswoman for the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

Running costs for the university pension scheme were £125m per year - including two staff earning over £1m.

Mr Galvin has described the pension scheme as "excellent value".

The pensions scheme now has a £6bn deficit and striking lecturers say that plans to tackle the shortfall will cut their retirement income by £10,000 per year.

Sally Hunt, leader of the UCU lecturers' union, said: "Whatever happens with this dispute, it is time for a proper look at what is happening with USS.

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Damian Hinds - Education Secretary - his plans for education.


The night Damian Hinds was selected as Tory candidate for East Hampshire in the 2010 election, he was asked what job he would most like in government. “I said I would like to be a minister at the Department for Education,” he recalled.

Nearly a decade on Hinds has his wish, elevated to the cabinet as education secretary, a rare appointment in Theresa May’s botched reshuffle that was widely praised by MPs. Michael Gove, the environment secretary, and Nick Timothy, May’s former chief of staff, have both tipped him as a future leadership candidate but he is largely unknown to the public.


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Review of tuition fees.

The prime minister has called for better value for students in England, but has ruled out completely scrapping tuition fees.

Theresa May has launched her review of tuition fees and university funding, to be chaired by the author and financier, Philip Augar.

Labour has said it would abolish fees and bring back maintenance grants.

But Mrs May said scrapping fees would push up taxes and mean limiting the number of university places.

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