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Daily News Summary
8 Oct 2015

image Private-school students 'sleepwalking into predictable careers'
image Time for A-level examiners to make the grade
image Pity the young: they’ll live to 120 and work until they’re 100
image Bored with GCSEs? Meet the schools with their own alternatives
image Parental pressure ‘threatens team games at school’
image David Cameron says he will turn every school into an academy
image Schools minister Nick Gibb: There has never been a better time to be a teacher
image Young people have been 'mis-sold' path to success, business leaders warn
image Six things teachers should know about the Conservative Party conference
image British Minister Ed Vaizey: McDonald's Is 'The Biggest Education Institution In The Country'

Private-school students 'sleepwalking into predictable careers'

 

Affluent pupils tend to shun ‘new-economy’ opportunities to choose same courses and universities as their parents, says Ucas head. By Richard Adams, Guardian. Also reported in Daily Mail, TES, Telegraph.

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Guardian
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Daily Mail
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Telegraph

Time for A-level examiners to make the grade

 

Letters to the Times regarding exam marking.

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Times

Pity the young: they’ll live to 120 and work until they’re 100

 

The profile of the workforce is changing: middle-aged people are losing their jobs to either robots or young people who have a more intuitive understanding of technology. Opinion by Simon Kelner, Independent

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Independent

Bored with GCSEs? Meet the schools with their own alternatives

 

A number of independent schools have broken the tedium of GCSEs by developing their own courses – much to the delight of staff and students. Mentions Bedales, Sevenoaks School and Haileybury. By Zofia Niemtus, Guardian.

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Guardian

Parental pressure ‘threatens team games at school’

 

Private schools face being forced to switch from compulsory team games to individual exercise such as zumba, running and cycling, the head of a sports body said. By Greg Hurst, Times. Also reported in Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, TES, Guernsey Press.

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Times
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Telegraph
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Independent
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Guardian
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TES
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Regional Media

David Cameron says he will turn every school into an academy

 

Local councils running schools will become 'a thing of the past'. By Jon Stone, Independent.

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Independent

Schools minister Nick Gibb: There has never been a better time to be a teacher

 

There has never been a better time to be a teacher, schools minister Nick Gibb said last night, before stating that the Conservative Party would return the profession to its pre-eminence. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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TES

Young people have been 'mis-sold' path to success, business leaders warn

 

Theo Paphitis, former Dragons' Den star, said teachers should be educated about vocational pathways as too many push young people towards university. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Six things teachers should know about the Conservative Party conference

 

What did the four days of speeches, fringe meetings and police cordons mean for the country’s schools? By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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TES

British Minister Ed Vaizey: McDonald's Is 'The Biggest Education Institution In The Country'

 

For all the flack that fast food companies like McDonald’s have been getting about paying living wages to their employees in the U.S., a British minister applauded the company Friday for filling what he says is a central, but little mentioned part of the U.K. economy: building “soft skills.” By Daniel Rivero, The World Post / Huffington Post

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Huffington Post

 

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