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Daily News Summary
28 Oct 2015

image 'I went from a girls' academy to a co-ed boarding school – and most things are exactly the same'
image Will this new TV advert solve the teacher recruitment crisis?
image ‘How many perfectly good teaching careers are in ruins because we treat pupils as data not individuals?’
image Lack of classroom support for gay pupils slammed
image New Ofsted boss Mike Sheridan cannot rule out 'Trojan' schools in London
image Schools given Dropbox guidance after Safe Harbour warning
image Budget broadband deal emails hidden from London schools

'I went from a girls' academy to a co-ed boarding school – and most things are exactly the same'

 

As one of a small number of girls at a private boys' school in central London, a student compares the experience with her former girls' school in Essex. By TES Professional, The TES. References Westminster School, London.

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TES

Will this new TV advert solve the teacher recruitment crisis?

 

The government has just launched a new TV advert in an effort to attract more people into teaching. By Eleanor Busby, The TES. Also reported by BBC News online, The Guardian and Schools Week.

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TES
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Guardian
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Schools Week

‘How many perfectly good teaching careers are in ruins because we treat pupils as data not individuals?’

 

When will the powers-that-be finally sit up and take note of serious research, asks the general secretary of a major teachers’ union. By Mary Bousted, general secretary of the ATL education union. The TES.

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TES

Lack of classroom support for gay pupils slammed

 

THE absence of teaching lesbian and gay issues in schools is a “national disgrace” with many isolated youngsters left suicidal over the lack of support, MSPs have heard. By Scott Macnab, The Scotsman.

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Scotsman

New Ofsted boss Mike Sheridan cannot rule out 'Trojan' schools in London

 

A senior Ofsted director says he cannot rule out a Trojan Horse-style plot happening in London schools. By Anna Davis, Evening Standard.

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Evening Standard

Schools given Dropbox guidance after Safe Harbour warning

 

The UK's data watchdog has told schools they do not need to abandon leading internet services despite fears about the legality of continuing to use them. By Leo Kelion, BBC News online.

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BBC

Budget broadband deal emails hidden from London schools

 

Choosing a broadband supplier is an important decision for any school. But schools across London are being prevented from receiving emails from a company that wants to compete for their broadband contract. By Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News online. Also reported by Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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