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Daily News Summary
8 Apr 2016

image Private and state schools prove to be perfect partners
image Mean Girls: How to talk to your daughter about toxic friendships
image Baseline test for reception pupils has been dropped
image Social mobility hindered by ‘culture of inequality’ in school system – peers
image 'Partiality' of school careers advice disadvantages learners, report claims
image Possible link between pupils' choice of left or right hand and language development disorders
image From league tables to using the cane: Looking back on 36 years as an education reporter

Private and state schools prove to be perfect partners

 

Ministers want more collaboration between the sectors and school partnerships have so far proved productive. By Irena Barker, TES. This article is available in the print and digital edition on page 19. References the Independent Schools Council. Quotes Harry Chapman, director of partnerships at King's College School in Wimbledon; Christina Astin, head of partnerships at The King's School in Canterbury and Deborah Leek-Bailey OBE, chair of the Independent/State Schools Partnership forum.

Mean Girls: How to talk to your daughter about toxic friendships

 

If you were to ask me what I fear most for my two young daughters – serious illness and harm aside – it would be bullying or not fitting in at school. By Maria Lally, The Telegraph. Quotes Jane Lunnon, Head teacher of Wimbledon High School

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Telegraph

Baseline test for reception pupils has been dropped

 

Baseline tests for reception pupils in England are not reliable enough to measure progress this year, says a study for the Department for Education. Reported by BBC News online, The Guardian, Independent, Schools Week, TES and The Daily Mail.

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Guardian
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Independent
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Schools Week
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Daily Mail

Social mobility hindered by ‘culture of inequality’ in school system – peers

 

Social mobility in Britain is hampered by a “culture of inequality” that penalises school leavers who enter the workforce rather than higher education, according to a parliamentary report. Reported by The Guardian, BBC News, The Independent, Daily Mail, Telegraph, TES and Schools Week.

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Guardian
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BBC
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Independent
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Daily Mail
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Telegraph
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Schools Week

'Partiality' of school careers advice disadvantages learners, report claims

 

The quality and availability of information, advice and guidance is 'a very serious concern', says report by Pearson and the AELP. By Julia Belgutay, TES.

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TES

Possible link between pupils' choice of left or right hand and language development disorders

 

How an infant chooses to be left- or right-handed could be used to identify if the child is at risk of developing language problems, according to research. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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TES

From league tables to using the cane: Looking back on 36 years as an education reporter

 

As he retires, Richard Garner bows out with a retrospective on what's changed in schools. The Independent.

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Independent

 

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