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Daily News Summary
3 Sep 2015

image Rise in schoolgirls playing traditionally male sports, figures suggest
image University entry issues
image High School of Dundee 'to transform Post Office into £16m arts hub'
image New core maths exam course to include skills such as dividing bills
image Children under ten 'should not own smartphones'
image Schools 'demand money from parents'
image Thousands of teachers cannot afford to pay into a pension scheme
image UK could learn from German policy on foreign students, report says
image Can our overcrowded schools handle the Government's sibling policy?

Rise in schoolgirls playing traditionally male sports, figures suggest

 

New figures show that more and more schoolgirls are playing football, cricket and rugby - sports that were once the reserve of boys. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Mentions Wellington College, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Bradfield, Giggleswick and Malvern College.

Quotes Christopher Heayns, head of football at King’s College Taunton, Roger Nicholson, director of sport at Brighton College and Richard Ellison, master in charge of cricket at Millfield in Somerset.

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Telegraph

University entry issues

 

A letter to the editor of The Daily Mail from Kieran McLaughlin, Headmaster at Durham School.

Not yet available online.

High School of Dundee 'to transform Post Office into £16m arts hub'

 

A Dundee high school has unveiled plans to transform one of the city's landmark buildings into a world-class performing arts venue. Quotes Rector of the High School of Dundee, Dr John Halliday. By Catriona MacPhee, STV.

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STV
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STV

New core maths exam course to include skills such as dividing bills

 

Working out who pays for what at a restaurant is among the practical skills to be taught in new post-GCSE qualifications that also include core English. By Richard Adams, The Guardian. Also reported by The Telegraph and The Daily Mail.

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Guardian
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Telegraph
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Daily Mail

Children under ten 'should not own smartphones'

 

Survey finds that majority of parents believe that young children should not own smartphones. By unnamed reporter, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Schools 'demand money from parents'

 

At least 100 schools in England are pressurising parents or demanding they contribute financially to budgets, potentially in breach of the law, research suggests. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Thousands of teachers cannot afford to pay into a pension scheme

 

Latest figures show that 5,317 left the teachers' pension scheme in the year up to March 2015 - up by 42 per cent on the figure that left the previous year. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

UK could learn from German policy on foreign students, report says

 

UK accused of 'hunkering down' rather than attracting international students. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Can our overcrowded schools handle the Government's sibling policy?

 

The school admissions system is now so chaotic that schools can fill all their places with the young siblings of older pupils, reports Harry Wallop. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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