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Daily News Summary
11 Aug 2015

image Blog of the week: Oakham School Volunteering in Uganda
image Schools minister: 'Vague' qualifications will be thing of the past
image Government admits not investigating whether replacing student maintenance grants with loans would deter young poor people from university
image Children's maths abilities hindered by anxious parents
image UK parents among 'the strictest in Europe', report says
image Sixth form colleges left on starvation rations by government cuts, says report
image Kezia Dugdale: Schools must be better than just satisfactory
image Joy Ballard: Head of Willows High School in Cardiff and star of new Channel 4 Educating series on her never-say-die attitude

Blog of the week: Oakham School Volunteering in Uganda

 

At 5am on a cold, dark February morning, 31 pupils and five teachers set out from a sleepy Oakham School to travel to Entebbe. Sixth Former Jessica Leaf describes how working at two primary schools was a humbling experience…

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Schools minister: 'Vague' qualifications will be thing of the past

 

Students starting in September can expect to receive a higher standard of qualification, writes Nick Gibb. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Government admits not investigating whether replacing student maintenance grants with loans would deter young poor people from university

 

Labour said the admission showed that George Osborne had abandoned 'evidence-based policy' in last month’s Budget. By Andrew Grice, The Independent.

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Independent

Children's maths abilities hindered by anxious parents

 

Children with maths-anxious parents are more likely to struggle with the subject themselves, study finds. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

UK parents among 'the strictest in Europe', report says

 

British parents are among the strictest in Europe with even the Germans more lenient than UK mothers and fathers, report suggests. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Sixth form colleges left on starvation rations by government cuts, says report

 

Survey on England’s 93 colleges shows class sizes rising, courses being dropped and seven out of 10 principals worried of inability to provide a quality education. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online.

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BBC

Kezia Dugdale: Schools must be better than just satisfactory

 

Scottish Labour leadership hopeful Kezia Dugdale has said educational attainment must rise beyond "just satisfactory". By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Joy Ballard: Head of Willows High School in Cardiff and star of new Channel 4 Educating series on her never-say-die attitude

 

Richard Garner meets the inspirational head whose positive outlook has propelled her towards TV stardom. The Independent.

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Independent

 

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