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Daily News Summary
12 Aug 2016

image Meet the 10 Olympians from Plymouth College competing at Rio 2016
image Letters: Poor, bright pupils edged out of grammar schools by the middle classes
image Alexis Jay named as new chairwoman of abuse inquiry
image Ban parents from open days at universities, headmistress says
image A new model for social mobility?
image Special needs pupils lack crucial support, poll suggests
image YouGov poll shows nearly half of teachers don’t trust GCSE and A-level exam results
image National funding system for early years education proposed

Meet the 10 Olympians from Plymouth College competing at Rio 2016

 

Plymouth College has sent more athletes to the Rio Olympics than any other school in the UK - with 10 pupils competing in the games. By Alex Wood, Plymouth Herald. Quotes director of swimming and Team GB coach, Jon Rudd.

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Regional Media

Letters: Poor, bright pupils edged out of grammar schools by the middle classes

 

Letters to The Telegraph concerning the grammar schools debate. Features a letter from Jonathan Forster, Principal at Moreton Hall in Shropshire. The TES also features an opinion piece on this topic by Richard Garner, former education editor of the Independent.

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Telegraph
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TES

Alexis Jay named as new chairwoman of abuse inquiry

 

Professor Alexis Jay, who led the Rotherham abuse inquiry, is to be the new chairwoman of the inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales. BBC News online. Also reported by The Times.

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BBC
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Times

Ban parents from open days at universities, headmistress says

 

Students should stop taking parents to university open days as it fuels the safe-spaces culture among the ‘snowflake’ generation, the head of a leading private school has said. Quotes Jane Lunnon, headmistress of Wimbledon High School. Also reported by the Daily Mail.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail

A new model for social mobility?

 

On the steps of Downing Street, Theresa May pledged to promote social mobility, to make Britain a country that works for everyone. By Sanchia Berg, BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

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BBC

Special needs pupils lack crucial support, poll suggests

 

Too many pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in England lack crucial support, a poll of education staff suggests. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Also reported by TES.

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BBC
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TES

YouGov poll shows nearly half of teachers don’t trust GCSE and A-level exam results

 

Only 6 per cent of teachers have ‘complete confidence’ in grades after sweeping exam reforms. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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TES

National funding system for early years education proposed

 

Under new plans, 112 out of 150 areas of England would get more funding per hour – but the rest would lose out. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

 

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