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Experts appointed

Four education experts have been appointed to the board of the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services. Dr Deborah Absalom and John Coughlan, local authority directors of children's services, John Dunford, general secretary of heads' union ASCL, and Glynn Lowth, a former teacher, will help set strategy and advise policy.

Measuring diversity England's primary schools have become slightly more racially mixed since 2002, but divisions still remain in some pockets. A website launched last week highlights the segregations and gives statistics on the proportions of each ethnic group at schools in every local authority.

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