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Daily News Summary
6 Nov 2015

image Major 'forensic investigation' aims to expose Sats cheating
image Schools close to funding breaking point, warn heads
image Jump in appeals against KS2 Sats results
image Just 39 secondary headteachers in England are black, research shows
image Nick Boles launches another wave of reforms to vocational and technical education
image Government plan to allow 'better' universities to raise fees
image Scotland's gap between rich and poor pupils widening, figures show
image The integrated school that could teach a divided town to live together

Major 'forensic investigation' aims to expose Sats cheating

 

The government has begun a major, proactive investigation into cheating by schools in national tests, TES can reveal. By Helen Ward, The TES.

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TES

Schools close to funding breaking point, warn heads

 

Nearly two-thirds of school leaders (64%) in England are making significant cuts or dipping in to reserves to fill deficits, a head teachers' union warns. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News online. Also reported by Schools Week.

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BBC
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Schools Week

Jump in appeals against KS2 Sats results

 

The number of appeals against the marking of key stage 2 national tests has soared this year, government figures show. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Just 39 secondary headteachers in England are black, research shows

 

Only 39 secondary headteachers in England are black, according to new research laying bare the under-representation of minority ethnic groups among school leaders. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Nick Boles launches another wave of reforms to vocational and technical education

 

The FE sector faces another overhaul of technical and professional education after skills minister Nick Boles announced plans to produce clearer progression routes from school to high-level qualifications. By Stephen Exley, The TES.

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TES

Government plan to allow 'better' universities to raise fees

 

The best universities in England will be allowed to charge students more than £9,000 per year for tuition under a new plan published by the government that links improvements in teaching quality with fee increases. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Scotland's gap between rich and poor pupils widening, figures show

 

Schoolchildren from Scotland’s poorest neighbourhoods are falling further behind pupils from the wealthiest homes, new data on exam results has revealed. By Severin Carrell, The Guardian.

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Guardian

The integrated school that could teach a divided town to live together

 

Can you solve conflicts between ethnic groups by forcing them to interact? A remarkable experiment is taking place at Waterhead academy in Oldham – and the results could change how we fight prejudice. By David Edmonds, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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