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Daily News Summary
1 Apr 2016

image ISC Blog: "It is equally hard for a boy to be brainy and masculine at school as it is for a girl to be brainy and feminine"
image 'The life of a teacher – is that an oxymoron?'
image Teachers call for end to 'inappropriate' post-16 GCSE resits
image Funding cuts will strip London schools of their social mobility success
image Exclusive: Three-quarters of teachers are thinking of quitting ... and this moving letter helps to explain why
image Jess Ennis-Hill, anyone? Almost three quarters of primary children can’t name one sportswoman

ISC Blog: "It is equally hard for a boy to be brainy and masculine at school as it is for a girl to be brainy and feminine"

 

Responding to concerns by a teachers' union leader about 'sexist bullying' in class, Damian Henderson, Deputy Head Academic of Taunton School, says the picture being painted risks diverting us from "empowering girls and boys alike".

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ISC

'The life of a teacher – is that an oxymoron?'

 

People become teachers because they are passionate about learning. But it is a job that never ends. Is it worth it, asks the head of a private prep school. By Frances Mwale, TES. Frances Mwale is prep headmistress at Farlington School in Sussex.

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TES

Teachers call for end to 'inappropriate' post-16 GCSE resits

 

"You can lead a horse to water," argues one teacher who says that D-grade pupils are being forced to resit against their will and are not getting better grades. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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Funding cuts will strip London schools of their social mobility success

 

When Nicky Morgan announced a consultation on the new school funding formula, she promised to create a system that would ensure “all children – whatever their background and wherever they live in the country – get a great education.” For headteachers in London and other inner-city areas, there’s a fear this promise will not be fulfilled. By Jo Dibb, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Exclusive: Three-quarters of teachers are thinking of quitting ... and this moving letter helps to explain why

 

'I feel frustrated, angry, guilty,' writes a science teacher at the end of her tether, as a new poll reveals that 74 per cent of teachers have seriously considered leaving. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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Jess Ennis-Hill, anyone? Almost three quarters of primary children can’t name one sportswoman

 

The shocking statistics reveal the inequality in sporting coverage and a sad dearth of inspirational sports stars for young women. By Kirstie McCrum, The Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

 

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