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Daily News Summary
14 Apr 2016

image ‘I’ve been to a land where teachers teach and students learn, free of the pressure of high-stakes exams’
image Social mobility: Education alone is not enough - wealthy parents will always make sure their children are ahead
image Even poorly rated primaries becoming tougher to get into, new analysis reveals
image ‘Everyone seems to want teachers to solve the problem of “sexting”. Dare I suggest there is another way…?’
image Cameron denies removing parent governors from schools
image Village schools 'at risk from Tory reforms'
image Teachers must protect pupils' right to enjoy outdoor learning, drama, music and dance in the curriculum

‘I’ve been to a land where teachers teach and students learn, free of the pressure of high-stakes exams’

 

An independent school teacher from England has spent his Easter break teaching in a private school in New York. By David James, deputy headteacher (academic) at Bryanston School in Dorset, TES.

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TES

Social mobility: Education alone is not enough - wealthy parents will always make sure their children are ahead

 

Politicians talk a lot about opportunity and social mobility. Who could argue with that? By Keith Burnett, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Even poorly rated primaries becoming tougher to get into, new analysis reveals

 

New analysis shows it has become harder to get into primary schools – regardless of the Ofsted rating – over the past five years. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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TES

‘Everyone seems to want teachers to solve the problem of “sexting”. Dare I suggest there is another way…?’

 

The Department for Education’s mental health tsar outlines an alternative approach to persuading pupils to stop sending each other sext messages. By Natasha Devon, TES.

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TES

Cameron denies removing parent governors from schools

 

David Cameron has rejected claims that the academy plans for England will mean the "removal of parent governors from school governing bodies". By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Village schools 'at risk from Tory reforms'

 

Headteachers warn that push for academies, amid £7.5bn retrenchment, threatens future of small rural schools. By Anushka Asthana, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Teachers must protect pupils' right to enjoy outdoor learning, drama, music and dance in the curriculum

 

One celebrated primary head makes a clarion call for schools to find the space ‘to be daring and create their own individuality'. By Colin Harris, TES.

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TES

 

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