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Daily News Summary
9 Sep 2015

image 'I went to sleep a deputy head and this morning I woke up as a headmaster'
image Syrian refugee crisis: schools in England open their doors to displaced children
image I'm excited about moving to a private school – but can't shake the guilt
image Give summer-born children the right to start in reception at the age of 5, minister says
image Start school day at 11am to let students sleep in, says expert
image Teachers more likely to work 'excessive' overtime than those in other professions, TUC finds
image ‘Young people are surrounded by tech from a very early age – yet very few understand how it works’
image University lecturers 'more worried about research than teaching', minister warns
image Four steps to killing off sexism in science
image Majority of Scotland's colleges are 'failing young people from deprived areas'
image Concerns pupils 'deprived' of Welsh history teaching

'I went to sleep a deputy head and this morning I woke up as a headmaster'

 

Last night I went to sleep as a deputy head and this morning I woke up as the 28th headmaster of Felsted School, a 451-year-old co-educational boarding school in Essex. By Chris Townsend, headmaster at Felsted School in Essex. The TES.

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TES

Syrian refugee crisis: schools in England open their doors to displaced children

 

Schools around the country have vowed to open their doors to refugee children. By unnamed reporter, The TES. Also in The TES is an opinion piece by author Chloe Combi, on opening schools to refugees.

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I'm excited about moving to a private school – but can't shake the guilt

 

After years of huge classes and data madness, this primary teacher is ready for a change. But the decision doesn’t sit easily. By Natalie Bennett, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Give summer-born children the right to start in reception at the age of 5, minister says

 

Nick Gibb, the schools minister, has written to schools and local authorities to say that the current system is 'flawed'. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. The Guardian also publishes an analysis on the subject. Also reported by The Telegraph, The Times and The TES.

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TES

Start school day at 11am to let students sleep in, says expert

 

Paul Kelley says young people are losing 10 hours’ sleep a week, and calls for 8.30am starts for primary pupils and 10 or 11am for teenagers. By Dave Barnett, The Guardian. Also reported by the Independent, The Financial Times and The TES.

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Financial Times
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TES

Teachers more likely to work 'excessive' overtime than those in other professions, TUC finds

 

The number of teachers working more than 48 hours per week has risen by almost a third in the past five years, far outstripping other comparable professions, research indicates. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES

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TES

‘Young people are surrounded by tech from a very early age – yet very few understand how it works’

 

As a nation, we need to be working towards making tech literacy universal, starting with schools and pupils, writes the chief executive of BT. By Gavin Patterson, The TES.

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University lecturers 'more worried about research than teaching', minister warns

 

University lecturers are more concerned about building their own brands and research than teaching, the Universities minister will say. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Quotes Sir Anthony Seldon, former master at Wellington College.

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Telegraph

Four steps to killing off sexism in science

 

We’ve reached the point where half of science students are female – now we’re working to get more women into top roles in universities. By Seirian Sumner, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Majority of Scotland's colleges are 'failing young people from deprived areas'

 

The majority of Scotland’s colleges are failing to educate enough young people from the most deprived parts of the country, according to new evidence due to be presented to MSPs. By Chris Green, The Independent.

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Independent

Concerns pupils 'deprived' of Welsh history teaching

 

Pupils are being "deprived" by not being taught about history from a Welsh perspective, an academic who wrote a major report for the Welsh government has said. By Arwyn Jones, BBC News online.

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BBC

 

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