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Daily News Summary
4 Sep 2015

image DH Lawrence's former school opens its doors to girls for the first time in 500 years
image TES Independent School Awards: who's who on the shortlists
image Teenagers who watch screens in free time 'do worse in GCSEs'
image Lack of science and maths skills 'can hamper adults'
image Exclusive: DfE starts overseas recruitment drive to combat staffing crisis
image Schools must 'urgently' hire more minority teachers to give students fairer perception of discipline, say American researchers
image Quarter of pupils have private tutors
image State schools across England are 'demanding money from parents', claims British Humanist Association
image Lessons to prevent sexual abuse should be mandatory, experts demand

DH Lawrence's former school opens its doors to girls for the first time in 500 years

 

Nottingham High School, which taught writer DH Lawrence, Ed Balls and Ken Clarke, takes its first female students. By unnamed reporter, The Telegraph. Quotes students Lucy Stansfield, Alex and Grace McConachie, Jamie Ellis and headmaster Kevin Fear.

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Telegraph

TES Independent School Awards: who's who on the shortlists

 

The nominees for this year’s TES Independent School Awards have been announced, celebrating the brightest and best in the private school sector. By unnamed reporter, The TES. References several ISC schools.

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TES

Teenagers who watch screens in free time 'do worse in GCSEs'

 

Cambridge University study suggests that 14-year-olds who spend even an hour a day watching TV or online fall behind peers. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent, BBC News online and The Times.

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Independent
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Times

Lack of science and maths skills 'can hamper adults'

 

Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Also reported by The Times.

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BBC
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Times

Exclusive: DfE starts overseas recruitment drive to combat staffing crisis

 

The Department for Education is mounting its own overseas teacher recruitment drive as it attempts to get to grips with a staffing crisis in England’s schools, TES has learned. By William Stewart, The TES.

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TES

Schools must 'urgently' hire more minority teachers to give students fairer perception of discipline, say American researchers

 

Legitimacy of public institutions 'enhanced' when staff look like the student population, says professor. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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Independent

Quarter of pupils have private tutors

 

More than two in every five children in London have received help from a private tutor, which is twice the rate among pupils in the rest of the country. By Greg Hurst, The Times. Also reported by The TES.

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TES

State schools across England are 'demanding money from parents', claims British Humanist Association

 

89 of the 100 analysed were faith schools, which are required to pay for 10 per cent of capital costs themselves. By Alexandra Sims, The Independent.

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Independent

Lessons to prevent sexual abuse should be mandatory, experts demand

 

Some of the country's leading child safety experts have demanded that a subject which teaches children about sexual abuse and relationships becomes mandatory. By Samuel Lovett, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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