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Daily News Summary
29 Oct 2015

image College gets go-ahead for the last part of its £40 million masterplan
image New A-levels: Putting the gold back into 'gold standard'
image 'Only a tiny proportion of teachers earn that much!' – complaint lodged over salary claims in DfE's new recruitment ad
image Will name-blind UCAS forms make university admissions fairer?
image David Cameron vows to keep school meals free for infants
image Parents have clear views on the education system, it's time they were heard
image A third of children obese when they leave primary school
image Ofsted: don't use lesson observations to label teachers
image 'Adolf Hitler killed 100,000 Jews': new study reveals pupils' lack of Holocaust knowledge
image Teachers and graders take to Reddit to share students’ incorrect, yet best, exam paper answers

College gets go-ahead for the last part of its £40 million masterplan

 

THE biggest building project in a historic college’s 170-year history has been granted planning permission. By Adrian Imms, The Argus. References Brighton College.

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Regional Media

New A-levels: Putting the gold back into 'gold standard'

 

The rigour of these qualifications will hopefully sway schools away from the faddish counter-attractions of the IB and Pre-U, writes Boarding School Beak. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

'Only a tiny proportion of teachers earn that much!' – complaint lodged over salary claims in DfE's new recruitment ad

 

A formal complaint has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over the government’s new teacher recruitment advertisement, which claims that teachers can earn “up to £65,000” a year. By Richard Vaughan, The TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

Will name-blind UCAS forms make university admissions fairer?

 

David Cameron has announced that applicants’ names will be removed from UCAS forms from 2017 in an effort to combat ethnic inequalities in admissions to top universities. The prime minister’s announcement comes in response to evidence that British ethnic minority applicants to highly selective universities are less likely to be offered places than white British applicants. By Vikki Boliver, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

David Cameron vows to keep school meals free for infants

 

Free school meals for infants will not be scrapped as part of the Government's spending review, David Cameron has confirmed. By Press Association, BT News.

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BT News

Parents have clear views on the education system, it's time they were heard

 

Two thirds of parents say they fear their child will not find a job when they leave education: it's time they played a greater role in engineering solutions. By Charles Parker, CEO Baker Dearing Educational Trust, the charity responsible for developing University Technical Colleges. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

A third of children obese when they leave primary school

 

One in three children are now either overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, new figures show. By Mark Howarth and Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Ofsted: don't use lesson observations to label teachers

 

Performance management systems should not be focused too narrowly on lesson observations, according to Ofsted’s lead official for further education. By Stephen Exley, The TES.

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TES

'Adolf Hitler killed 100,000 Jews': new study reveals pupils' lack of Holocaust knowledge

 

'Adolf Hitler killed 100,000 Jews': new study reveals pupils' lack of Holocaust knowledge One in 10 secondary pupils believes that no more than 100,000 people were killed during the Holocaust, a new survey reveals. By Adi Bloom, The TES.

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TES

Teachers and graders take to Reddit to share students’ incorrect, yet best, exam paper answers

 

Artistic sketches, anecdotes, and recipes seem to have replaced traditional exam answers. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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