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Daily News Summary
11 Nov 2015

image Ofsted warns of 'squalid' illegal schools
image Schools should teach interview techniques, say business leaders
image Prep school final years are 'exam factories', says peer
image North-south divide mapped in GCSE results
image White British pupils ‘least likely to attend university’
image Sexting becoming 'the norm' for teens, warn child protection experts
image Michael Rosen: Questioning 'squeezed out' of education
image Grammar school ‘annexe’ in Kent is a dangerous moment
image More than 200 colleges hit by strike over pay freeze 'insult'

Ofsted warns of 'squalid' illegal schools

 

Ofsted is warning that pupils are being taught in "squalid" schools that are unregistered and unsupervised. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by The Telegraph, The Independent and The Daily Mail.

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BBC
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Telegraph
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Independent
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Daily Mail

Schools should teach interview techniques, say business leaders

 

Schools should offer lessons on recruitment and interview techniques in a bid to help students to prepare for the world of work, according to business leaders. By TES reporter, The TES. Also reported by The Times.

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TES
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Times

Prep school final years are 'exam factories', says peer

 

Independent prep schools have been turned into “exam factories”, according to a leading figure in the private education sector. By Irene Barker, The TES. Quotes Tim Hands, Master of Magdalen College School in Oxford; David Hanson, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools. Also references Harrow School, Marlborough College and Uppingham School.

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TES

North-south divide mapped in GCSE results

 

This year's GCSE results in England show few signs of a north-south divide getting any narrower. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

White British pupils ‘least likely to attend university’

 

Children from all ethnic minority groups – even those statistically associated with academic underperformance – are more likely to go to university than their white British peers, a study has found. By Irene Barker, The TES. Also reported by The Telegraph and The Times.

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TES
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Telegraph
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Times

Sexting becoming 'the norm' for teens, warn child protection experts

 

Sending and distributing indecent pictures of under-18S is illegal in UK, but youngsters say there is still pressure to share ‘dodgy pix'. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Michael Rosen: Questioning 'squeezed out' of education

 

Former Children's Laureate says humans are "questioning creatures" but this inquisitiveness is being stifled by the education system. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Grammar school ‘annexe’ in Kent is a dangerous moment

 

It must be nice to have £200,000 of public money to play with. This is the generous contribution that the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is making to the development of a new grammar school in its area. By Fiona Millar, The Guardian.

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Guardian

More than 200 colleges hit by strike over pay freeze 'insult'

 

More than 200 colleges have been affected by today’s strike by lecturers over pay, according to the University and College Union. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

 

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