MPs are to begin debating the government’s proposals for reforming senior high school education on Monday, ahead of a vote on Tuesday.

Among other changes, the coalition has proposed that senior high school students should pass exams at the end of each of their three academic years and then sit university entrance tests. Currently, pupils only sit university exams at the end of their third and final year in high school.

Also on Monday, the Federation of Secondary School Teachers (OLME) will meet with its local chapters to decide whether to strike after schools open for the new academic year on Wednesday in protest at the transfer of hundreds of educators to other parts of the public sector.