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Daily News Summary
3 Aug 2016

image Outstanding schools take too few poor pupils, study says
image Ten of the best value private schools in the UK
image We need to turn our schools into the business incubators of the future
image 'Behaviour policies with cast-iron sanctions are seductive – that doesn't mean they are effective'
image More than 30 fake UK universities closed by watchdog
image Education Twitter helps teacher raise £27,000 on an underground odyssey in memory of his son

Outstanding schools take too few poor pupils, study says

 

Widespread coverage reporting that grammars, faith schools and some types of academy don't take enough children from low-income families, admissions data suggests. Reported by BBC News online, TES, The Telegraph and Schools Week.

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TES
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Telegraph
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Schools Week

Ten of the best value private schools in the UK

 

The Telegraph features a picture gallery detailing many schools across the UK that offer top class education for a manageable price. References a number of ISC schools.

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Telegraph

We need to turn our schools into the business incubators of the future

 

If Theresa May is serious about delivering "a country that works for everyone", we need to turn our schools into the business incubators of the future. We need to give children from all backgrounds the opportunity to dream big, create their own work and design the businesses of the future. By Peter Jones, founder of the Peter Jones Foundation and a former panellist on Dragons’ Den. Quotes Sue Freestone, head at King’s Ely and references Milton Abbey School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

'Behaviour policies with cast-iron sanctions are seductive – that doesn't mean they are effective'

 

Recent government statistics suggest schools still wrongly believe exclusions are an effective behaviour management tool, says this special school headteacher. By Jarlath O’Brien, headteacher at Carwarden House Community School in Surrey. TES.

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TES

More than 30 fake UK universities closed by watchdog

 

More than 30 fake UK universities have been shut down in the past year as concern grows about students being mis-sold fraudulent degrees. By David Batty, The Guardian. Also reported by The Telegraph.

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Guardian
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Telegraph

Education Twitter helps teacher raise £27,000 on an underground odyssey in memory of his son

 

Science teacher supported by the profession as he attempts to visit every station on the London Underground. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

 

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