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Daily News Summary
25 Nov 2015

image Nicky Morgan: Education Secretary says schools being 'plagued' by homophobic bullying
image Teacher pay in England and Scotland is 'going backwards', OECD warns
image Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers
image Teachers work 'longer classroom hours'
image So-called "Bridge Inspectorate schools" criticised
image Fairer funding for schools: the potential winners and losers
image Schools should build 'safe rooms' to hide from terrorists, says Belgian education minister
image School tests would have 'limited role', Royal Society of Edinburgh says
image Hundreds of children injured at school are costing councils MILLIONS in settlements
image English students paying highest tuition fees in the world, according to study

Nicky Morgan: Education Secretary says schools being 'plagued' by homophobic bullying

 

Schools are still being “plagued” by homophobic bullying, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has told a conference on the subject. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Quotes Richard Cairns, headmaster of Brighton College – the independent school which organised the conference. Also reported by The Telegraph and ITV News.

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Independent
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Telegraph
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ITV News

Teacher pay in England and Scotland is 'going backwards', OECD warns

 

Teachers’ salaries in England are now so low they risk making teaching an unattractive profession, warns an influential international report on education published today. By Helen Ward, The TES.

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TES

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

 

Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Teachers work 'longer classroom hours'

 

Teachers in England and Scotland have more teaching hours and bigger primary classes than in most other developed countries, according to an OECD annual education report. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

So-called "Bridge Inspectorate schools" criticised

 

Chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, raises concerns with education secretary after inspections of 22 independent Islamic and Christian schools (non-association) were judged inadequate or ‘requiring improvement’ by Ofsted. This is an ISC summary. Reported in The Guardian, by Richard Adams. Also reported by The Independent, BBC News online and Schools Week.

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Guardian
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Independent
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BBC
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Schools Week

Fairer funding for schools: the potential winners and losers

 

Campaigners hope the government will keep its promise in the spending review to change the system in England so that children attract similar funding wherever they live. But the political pain could be daunting. By Fiona Millar, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Schools should build 'safe rooms' to hide from terrorists, says Belgian education minister

 

Schools in Brussels should consider building “safe rooms” so staff and students have somewhere to hide in the event of a terrorist attack, the Belgian education minister has said. By Irena Barker, The TES.

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TES

School tests would have 'limited role', Royal Society of Edinburgh says

 

Planned standardised assessments in schools could only play a limited role in closing the attainment gap, according to a paper from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. By Jamie McIvor, BBC News online.

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BBC

Hundreds of children injured at school are costing councils MILLIONS in settlements

 

Councils are paying out millions in settlements as hundreds of children suffer injuries at school due to health and safety failings. By Mark Ellis, The Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

English students paying highest tuition fees in the world, according to study

 

Students in England are paying the highest university tuition fees in the world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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