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Daily News Summary
20 Oct 2015

image Schools should pay governors, report states
image Nicky Morgan: opposing the grammar school expansion would be perverse
image Private school heads attack exam appeals 'smokescreen'
image Kent grammar legal guidance unlikely to be published
image Exam marking 'crisis': former Ofsted director Mike Cladingbowl backs call for action
image This snobby country refuses to see practical as equal to academic
image Pupils being targeted by extremists while working online in schools, survey suggests
image Teacher recruitment crisis can be averted using Skype and unqualified teachers

Schools should pay governors, report states

 

Schools should consider paying governors if they want to improve the quality and diversity of their governing bodies, according to a new report. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Nicky Morgan: opposing the grammar school expansion would be perverse

 

Blocking the expansion of a successful grammar school would have been "perverse", the education secretary has claimed.By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

Private school heads attack exam appeals 'smokescreen'

 

Head teachers of leading independent schools have accused exam regulators of creating a "smokescreen" around soaring numbers of appeals over exam marking. Quotes Chris King, chairman of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) and headmaster of Leicester Grammar School. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Kent grammar legal guidance unlikely to be published

 

The government is unlikely to publish legal guidance given to ministers on England's first "new" grammar school in 50 years, the BBC understands. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

Exam marking 'crisis': former Ofsted director Mike Cladingbowl backs call for action

 

A group of headteachers, including former Ofsted national director Mike Cladingbowl, have warned of “increasing inconsistency and inaccuracy” in exam marking and called for “immediate and decisive action” to tackle this. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

This snobby country refuses to see practical as equal to academic

 

No wonder the new apprenticeship scheme is floundering. Our leaders just see clever or clueless, intellectual or nothing. By Michele Hanson, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Pupils being targeted by extremists while working online in schools, survey suggests

 

Pupils are being cyber-bullied and targeted by extremist groups while working online in school classrooms, where children also looking at inappropriate content, according to a new survey of parents. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Teacher recruitment crisis can be averted using Skype and unqualified teachers

 

Sir Andrew Carter, leader of the government’s teacher training review, has said schools can help avoid a recruitment “crisis” by using virtual teachers from other countries and “embracing unqualified teachers”. By unnamed reporter, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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