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Daily News Summary
29 Jul 2015

image A-level Results Day: top tips from head teachers
image 'Expose pupils to genuine risk,' says headteacher who sent pupils up an uncharted Greenland mountain
image Teacher shortages: act now before a 'full-blown crisis' emerges, unions warn
image Campaign calls for children's 'right to be forgotten'
image Universities urged to do more to stop sex attacks and harassment on campus
image Theresa May’s hard line on international students will rob us of income and talent
image Smells like teen spirit: schools where students give back to their communities

A-level Results Day: top tips from head teachers

 

Stay calm, think carefully and avoid knee jerk reactions - head teachers across the country offer their advice ahead of Results Day and Clearing. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

Quotes: Louise Robinson, headmistress at Merchant Taylors' Girls' School, Liverpool; Bernard Trafford, headmaster at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle; Hilary French, headmistress at Newcastle High School for Girls GDST; Nigel Lashbrook, headmaster at Oakham School, Rutland; Caroline Jordan, headmistress at Headington School, Oxford; Jonathan Forster, headmaster at Moreton Hall School, Shropshire and Leo Winkley, headmaster at St Peter's School, York.

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Telegraph

'Expose pupils to genuine risk,' says headteacher who sent pupils up an uncharted Greenland mountain

 

And he means it too: Gavin Horgan, headmaster at independent school Worksop College, sent a group of teenage pupils mountain climbing in Greenland, flying them there in a World War II submarine-hunting seaplane. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Quotes Gavin Horgan, headmaster at Worksop College. Also reported by The Daily Mail.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail

Teacher shortages: act now before a 'full-blown crisis' emerges, unions warn

 

Unions have voiced concerns about teacher supply in Scottish schools after new figures have revealed that hundreds of jobs are unfilled across the country. By Henry Hepburn, The TES.

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TES

Campaign calls for children's 'right to be forgotten'

 

A campaign has launched to promote the idea that children should be able to delete their online past. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Universities urged to do more to stop sex attacks and harassment on campus

 

Academics and student campaigners call for more training, better policies and an end to pretending sexual violence doesn’t happen. By Karen McVeigh, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Theresa May’s hard line on international students will rob us of income and talent

 

Making it more difficult for foreign students to study in the UK will be financially and culturally damaging for the country. By Vincenzo Raimo, Pro vice-chancellor of the University of Reading, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Smells like teen spirit: schools where students give back to their communities

 

From homework help to pop-up shops and food banks, around the UK schools are empowering students to be active citizens and build life skills. By Harriet Swain, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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