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Daily News Summary
28 Apr 2016

image Scottish private schools "saving the state sector millions"
image Parents plan 'stay at home' school protest over Sats
image Too many university applicants 'pick wrong subjects at 16'
image Exam boards must ‘prove’ GCSE equivalents are worthy
image Punish schools for A-level dropouts, says skills minister
image Teachers fail to recognise ‘mild attention problems’
image Religious independent schools ‘actively undermining’ British values, Ofsted chief says
image 'Not enough is being done to help women teachers break the glass ceiling', report finds

Scottish private schools "saving the state sector millions"

 

Scottish private schools save the public purse up to £30 million a year by educating pupils who would otherwise have gone to the a state sector, a new report has concluded. By Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland. Quotes John Edward, Director of Scottish Council of Independent Schools (Scis).

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Parents plan 'stay at home' school protest over Sats

 

Thousands of parents in England plan to keep their children off school for a day next week in protest at tough new national tests, campaigners say. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Too many university applicants 'pick wrong subjects at 16'

 

Too many university applicants realise too late they picked the wrong school subjects at 16, says Which? By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

Exam boards must ‘prove’ GCSE equivalents are worthy

 

Ofqual has written to exam boards this week demanding proof their qualifications are up to scratch. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Punish schools for A-level dropouts, says skills minister

 

Schools should be punished if they sign students up to inappropriate A-level courses that they later abandon, according to skills minister Nick Boles. By Billy Camden, Schools Week. Also reported by TES.

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TES

Teachers fail to recognise ‘mild attention problems’

 

Children with mild attention problems are three months behind their peers when they leave primary school, according to a study. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Religious independent schools ‘actively undermining’ British values, Ofsted chief says

 

The schools’ inspectorate has accused religious independent schools of “actively undermining” fundamental British values, as a Luton school is found to be segregating its staff. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week. Also reported by TES.

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TES

'Not enough is being done to help women teachers break the glass ceiling', report finds

 

Research shows the move to all-out academisation could make pay structures 'less transparent' and drive women away from the profession. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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