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Daily News Summary
3 Nov 2015

image ISC Blog of the week: Empathy Through Reading - Stream 2015
image University funding body admits 'disturbing blunder' over state- vs private-educated pupils' degree performance
image Plans to recruit 1,500 elite teachers to send into under-performing schools
image UK institutions 'failing to prepare pupils for working life', survey says
image Tories to water down pledge to make EBac compulsory for all
image Half of teachers lack knowledge needed to improve pupils' literacy, survey finds
image Trade Union Bill could increase 'whispering campaigns' against non-striking teachers, union warns
image Writers back call to ease teachers' workload

ISC Blog of the week: Empathy Through Reading - Stream 2015

 

Dr Millan Sachania, Head Master at Streatham & Clapham High School GDST, discusses the importance of reading in light of the upcoming book festival, 'STREAM'...

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University funding body admits 'disturbing blunder' over state- vs private-educated pupils' degree performance

 

A HEFCE report this summer mixed up the degree attainment figures for students from state and private schools. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Quotes Chris Ramsey, joint chairman of the GSA/HMC universities committee and headmaster of King’s School, Chester. Also quotes Hilary French, headmistress of Newcastle High School for Girls. The Independent also features a comment piece by Richard Garner on this story.

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Regional Media

Plans to recruit 1,500 elite teachers to send into under-performing schools

 

Nicky Morgan to reveal details of new National Teaching Service in speech on next stage of education reform programme including expansion of Ebaac. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Telegraph, The Times and BBC News online.

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Telegraph
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BBC

UK institutions 'failing to prepare pupils for working life', survey says

 

British institutions are doing a poor job on the transition from school to the office because their long-standing traditions are preventing them from providing clever ways to make internships meaningful, experts have said. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Tories to water down pledge to make EBac compulsory for all

 

Ministers have watered down their policy of requiring all secondary students to sit GCSEs in the core academic subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Half of teachers lack knowledge needed to improve pupils' literacy, survey finds

 

Half of teachers believe they are not knowledgeable enough to improve pupils' literacy, according to new research. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

Trade Union Bill could increase 'whispering campaigns' against non-striking teachers, union warns

 

Non-striking teachers could be subject to “whispering campaigns” and “unfriendly body language” in the staffroom if the Trade Union Bill goes ahead, a teaching union has warned. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Writers back call to ease teachers' workload

 

The Monty Python star Terry Jones and the bestselling authors Michael Holroyd and Michael Rosen are among the signatories of an open letter condemning teachers’ workload, which they say is being exacerbated by political interference and an “irrational and punitive system of inspection”. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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