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Daily News Summary
10 Aug 2016

image Primary teachers play an 'important role' in good behaviour among teenagers, research finds
image Rio Olympics 2016: Schools praise their Team GB medal winners
image Elitist? Well, my grammar school saved me
image AS-level results 'more variable' this year, schools warned
image Nick Gibb handed expanded ministerial brief
image Young turn their noses up at university places
image World beaters (no argument about it)
image Do you think you'd pass the grammar school entry test for 11-year-olds?

Primary teachers play an 'important role' in good behaviour among teenagers, research finds

 

The effect of having a positive relationship with a teacher at the age of 10 can last for at least four years, according to new study from the University of Cambridge. By TES.

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TES

Rio Olympics 2016: Schools praise their Team GB medal winners

 

Proud teachers and their schools have heaped praise on former pupils who have won the first set of medals for Team GB at this year’s Rio Olympics. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week. Article references the Independent Schools Council.

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Schools Week

Elitist? Well, my grammar school saved me

 

I cannot be the only person who reacted to the news that Theresa May is reactivating the grammar school debate by wanting to build myself a hole and climb in it. I went to one, my father went to one, and so did his father before him. Any success that has befallen Betts Inc can be laid at the door of the stalwart provincial grammar — and I’m as conflicted about them as anyone. By Hannah Betts, The Times. References several ISC schools. The Telegraph also features more letters discussing the grammar school debate.

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Times
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Telegraph

AS-level results 'more variable' this year, schools warned

 

Schools and colleges are being warned to expect "more variation" in AS-level results in England this year, the first since they were split from A-levels. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Also reported by TES.

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BBC
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TES

Nick Gibb handed expanded ministerial brief

 

Nick Gibb, one of education's most controversial figures, has been handed a significantly expanded ministerial brief that will involve him overseeing everything from the curriculum to school funding. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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TES

Young turn their noses up at university places

 

This is the discount you won’t be able to resist. It’s the bargain of the summer. Forget special-offer bottles of rosé; Britain’s esteemed seats of learning are now exclusively offering two degrees for the price of one. By Alice Thomson, The Times.

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Times

World beaters (no argument about it)

 

Video of Bill Clinton’s oratory, tutorials in world trade and a circus clown have been revealed as the secret weapons used by a group of English school pupils who have been crowned the best young debaters in the world. By Rosemary Bennett and Jack Myers, The Times. References Eton, Westminster, Dulwich College, Alleyn’s School and Robert Gordon’s College.

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Times

Do you think you'd pass the grammar school entry test for 11-year-olds?

 

Surely, for a highly educated adult, an entry test for grammar school would be a breeze? Try this mini version for size... By TES.

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TES

 

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