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Daily News Summary
15 Apr 2016

image IGCSE grading ‘can’t be trusted’, private schools say
image I don’t feel guilty about teaching in a private school – all pupils face challenges
image Primary schools accused of 'social segregation' by rejecting poorer pupils in favour of children from richer homes
image Thousands of pupils start school underweight, say MPs
image Teacher training applicants fell last year, says UCAS
image ‘It is essential that children in care have access to the humanising and socialising qualities of art and culture’
image Read a whole book? It’s just too much, students complain
image The first tentative steps of Headship

IGCSE grading ‘can’t be trusted’, private schools say

 

Report calls for review after thousands of pupils receive lower-than-expected English language results. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also reported by BBC News online. References the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA). Quotes Chris King, Chair of HMC and Headmaster at Leicester Grammar School.

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BBC

I don’t feel guilty about teaching in a private school – all pupils face challenges

 

Since leaving the state sector to teach in a private school, life has changed considerably. For starters, I have a life. I have reclaimed my evenings and have discovered that Sunday can be quite a day without the dread of planning/marking/wondering why you teach. The Guardian.

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Guardian

Primary schools accused of 'social segregation' by rejecting poorer pupils in favour of children from richer homes

 

Primary schools in England have been accused of “social segregation” after a report showed more than 1,500 schools were turning away disadvantaged pupils in favour of children from higher-income families. By Rachel Pells, The Independent. Also reported by The Times, BBC News online, TES and Schools Week.

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Times
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TES
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Schools Week

Thousands of pupils start school underweight, say MPs

 

Thousands of children in England started school underweight last year, according to official figures highlighted by MPs. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Also reported by TES.

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BBC
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TES

Teacher training applicants fell last year, says UCAS

 

The number of applicants for teacher training in England fell by 6.5% last year compared with the previous 12 months, according to a new analysis. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

‘It is essential that children in care have access to the humanising and socialising qualities of art and culture’

 

We need to make sure even the most troubled children enjoy the benefits of an education in the arts – they are life-enhancing and can even be transformative, writes one leading educationalist. By Maggie Atkinson, TES.

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TES

Read a whole book? It’s just too much, students complain

 

University students are struggling to read whole books because they are too challenging, academics said yesterday. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

The first tentative steps of Headship

 

What should new Heads look out for? What priorities should be their focus? Advice from Ian Hunt, former HMC Head and Richard Brown, Headmaster of Dorset House School and Headmaster elect of Handcross Park School. The Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

 

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