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Daily News Summary
27 Nov 2015

image A change in regulation is not as good as a rest, heads say.
image International Baccalaureate School of the Year: King Edward's School
image King’s Ely wins award for its commitment to promoting sustainable transport
image Delayed retirement urged for London headteachers as pupil numbers are set to soar
image More than one in 10 schools are using more unqualified staff to teach, as shortages bite, TES survey reveals
image Parents want Ofsted to inspect schools more frequently, survey finds
image Exclusive: Less than half of teachers believe pupil premium has worked, YouGov poll finds
image Shanghai teaching method 'could improve UK results within four years'
image Religious education in England 'needs overhaul'
image Explosions in the science lab, classroom selfies and terrible haircuts: Chemistry teacher's collection of photographs show four decades of life in London private school

A change in regulation is not as good as a rest, heads say.

 

School leaders warn volume of reform is ‘untenable’ and call for ‘annual cycle’ across all sectors. By Irena Barker, The TES. Page 16 -17. Link not available online. Quotes the President of GSA, Alun Jones, speaking at the GSA conference earlier this week and Malcom Trobe, Deputy General Secretary of ASCL.

International Baccalaureate School of the Year: King Edward's School

 

With a quarter of pupils on assisted places, King Edward's School in Birmingham is as socially diverse as the city. By Sue Leonard, The Sunday Times. Quotes John Claughton, chief master at King Edward's School.

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Sunday Times

King’s Ely wins award for its commitment to promoting sustainable transport

 

King's Ely has become the first independent school in the East of England to win a national award for its commitment to promoting sustainable transport within the school community. By Jordan Day, Ely News. Quotes Mark Hart, chief operating officer at King's Ely.

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Regional Media

Delayed retirement urged for London headteachers as pupil numbers are set to soar

 

Demand for secondary places in London will increase by more than a quarter by 2025, with 105,000 extra places needed, the first major forecast for the next decade has found. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

More than one in 10 schools are using more unqualified staff to teach, as shortages bite, TES survey reveals

 

Almost half (46 per cent) of headteachers have reported unfilled positions at their schools, according to a TES Global survey. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Parents want Ofsted to inspect schools more frequently, survey finds

 

70% of parents believe assessments should take place every one to two years regardless of a school’s inspection grade. By Sarah Marsh, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Exclusive: Less than half of teachers believe pupil premium has worked, YouGov poll finds

 

Less than half of teachers believe the government’s flagship pupil premium policy has had a positive impact on the disadvantaged children it is designed to help, according to an exclusive YouGov poll for TES. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Shanghai teaching method 'could improve UK results within four years'

 

Experts say experiment to use Shanghai maths teachers in English schools could soon raise UK from 26th position on the international league table. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Religious education in England 'needs overhaul'

 

Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

Explosions in the science lab, classroom selfies and terrible haircuts: Chemistry teacher's collection of photographs show four decades of life in London private school

 

A chemistry teacher has released a nostalgic selection of photographs which document everyday life at a London private school over the past four decades. References Highgate School, London. By Steph Cockroft, The Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

 

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