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Daily News Summary
17 Aug 2016

image Fair advice call for A-level results
image Only 38 per cent of the public back new grammar schools, YouGov poll reveals
image Half of graduates who paid £9,000 tuition fees live with parents
image A-Level Results Day: advice for parents, pupils and Heads
image Labour would 'guarantee' a 30-pupil cap on primary classes, says Jeremy Corbyn
image We plan to travel and home school our son for nine years - how should we plan for this?

Fair advice call for A-level results

 

A social mobility charity is sending volunteers to help provide advice to state school pupils receiving their A-level results this week. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Only 38 per cent of the public back new grammar schools, YouGov poll reveals

 

Just 38 per cent of people believe that the government should build more grammar schools and encourage more schools to select by academic ability, according to new YouGov poll has found. By Eleanor Busby, TES. Clare Foges also writes a comment piece for the Times where she suggests adopting a US system to get the advantages of grammar schools without the social division.

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TES
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Times

Half of graduates who paid £9,000 tuition fees live with parents

 

Almost half of students who were among the first cohort to graduate after paying £9,000 tuition fees have moved back in with their parents after leaving university, according to new research by the National Union of Students. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent and Times.

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Guardian
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Independent
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Times

A-Level Results Day: advice for parents, pupils and Heads

 

A-level Results Day can be stressful for everyone involved; parents, teachers and students. The Telegraph gives the dos and don’ts for parents; Schools Week offers advice to pupils on re-marks and TES guides headteachers on how to tell their exam day story.

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Telegraph
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Schools Week
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TES

Labour would 'guarantee' a 30-pupil cap on primary classes, says Jeremy Corbyn

 

Labour leader warns that teacher workload is causing too many to leave the profession. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

We plan to travel and home school our son for nine years - how should we plan for this?

 

As parents across the country begin to think about the start of term and getting their children ready for school - in some cases, for the first time - other families will be faced with a different set of concerns. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Peter Tait, former Head of Sherborne Preparatory School, is among other experts offering advice to readers.

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Telegraph

 

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