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Daily News Summary
2 Dec 2015

image The arts give students the ability to cope with uncertainty
image 'Schools largely to blame for rising mental health issues'
image Wilshaw: Teachers leave because Ofsted pressure makes profession a 'tougher game'
image Ofsted: Nearly 100 schools no longer offer 'good' or 'outstanding' education after converting to become academies
image Wilshaw wants Bradford schools inquiry
image MPs present fairer school funding petitions to Commons
image 500 classroom teachers are paid £65,000
image Dear Ms Morgan: religious education must include atheism and humanism
image New SNP laws will protect teaching time in primary schools
image Does the UK Education System Promote or Suffocate Creativity in Students?

The arts give students the ability to cope with uncertainty

 

Despite the protestations of Nicky Morgan and Nick Gibb that the place of the arts in British education is safe, headmaster Peter Green, is still mistrustful. Peter Green is headmaster of Rugby School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

'Schools largely to blame for rising mental health issues'

 

While progress has been made, a few schools appear to care more about academic results than the well-being of pupils, writes former head, Peter Tait. Peter Tait is head of Sherborne Preparatory School in Dorset. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Wilshaw: Teachers leave because Ofsted pressure makes profession a 'tougher game'

 

The high numbers of teachers leaving England’s state schools is due to the job becoming “tougher and tougher”, Ofsted's chief inspector said today. By Richard Vaughan, The TES. The Guardian also reports on Michael Wilshaw’s call for action over teacher shortages and the north-south divide in English secondaries.

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TES
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Guardian

Ofsted: Nearly 100 schools no longer offer 'good' or 'outstanding' education after converting to become academies

 

Nearly 100 schools no longer offer a “good” or “outstanding” education after converting to become academies, education standards watchdog Ofsted’s annual report has revealed. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Wilshaw wants Bradford schools inquiry

 

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says the "situation is so bad" in Bradford's schools there should be a "commission of inquiry" to investigate. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by The Independent.

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BBC
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Independent

MPs present fairer school funding petitions to Commons

 

Petitions from 86 MPs backing a new national funding formula for England's schools are being given to the Commons. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

500 classroom teachers are paid £65,000

 

Nearly 500 classroom teachers earn more than £65,000 a year, according to figures published yesterday. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

Dear Ms Morgan: religious education must include atheism and humanism

 

Schools cannot prepare pupils for modern life by excluding secular beliefs from GCSE religious studies. By Michael Rosen, writer and broadcaster. The Guardian.

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Guardian

New SNP laws will protect teaching time in primary schools

 

PUPILS in primary schools will be guaranteed at least 25 hours a week teaching time for the first time under new legislation. By Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland.

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Herald

Does the UK Education System Promote or Suffocate Creativity in Students?

 

Creativity, problem-solving and critical-thinking are essential skills in today's workplace, so why do schools in the UK crush creativity out of our students? By Alex Dyer, Huffington Post.

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Huffington Post

 

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