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Daily News Summary
21 Apr 2016

image Primary school spelling test leaked online before Sats exam
image Academy plans pose 'significant risk' to government finances
image Oxford college launches pilot scheme to recruit disadvantaged students
image An Open Letter to the Chief of Ofsted and the Education Secretary
image Work experience goes virtual to improve students' career skills
image 'I have always been passionate about…' The 10 most overused opening lines in pupils' university applications

Primary school spelling test leaked online before Sats exam

 

The government has admitted a “serious error” after a primary school spelling test due to be taken by seven-year-olds across the country was accidentally published online. By Sophie Jamieson, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian, BBC News online, Schools Week and TES.

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TES

Academy plans pose 'significant risk' to government finances

 

David Cameron’s plan to expand the academy schools programme brings significant risks for the government’s finances, according to accounts released on Wednesday by official auditors. By Rajeev Syal and Rowena Mason, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online, Schools Week and TES.

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Schools Week
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TES

Oxford college launches pilot scheme to recruit disadvantaged students

 

An Oxford University college is piloting a scheme to recruit students from disadvantaged backgrounds – and discover potential graduates who would not otherwise win admission. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

An Open Letter to the Chief of Ofsted and the Education Secretary

 

This year, I have watched many of my previously buoyant close friends sink into a pit of self-loathing and misery. By Ella Marshall , Huffington Post.

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Huffington Post

Work experience goes virtual to improve students' career skills

 

Pupils at an east London school are finding out how the LifeSkills Pod aims to better equip them for the workplace. By Aisha Gani, The Guardian.

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Guardian

'I have always been passionate about…' The 10 most overused opening lines in pupils' university applications

 

Ucas releases list of 'hackneyed phrases' – with Nelson Mandela quote coming in at number 11. By Irena Barker, TES. Also reported by The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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