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Daily News Summary
5 Aug 2016

image Talent factory: How Millfield produces more Olympians than any other school
image Child abuse inquiry in crisis after judge quits
image Why athletes thrive at girls’ schools
image I have doubts about my A-levels, how do I choose what to study at university?
image Primary grammar tests are like corporal punishment, children's author says
image 'Blaming teachers for your own shortcomings is a coward’s trick'
image League tables 2016: How your school will be judged

Talent factory: How Millfield produces more Olympians than any other school

 

As Team GB settle in to Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Village, The Telegraph reports on how six of the class of 2016 began their Olympic journeys in precisely the same place. By Guy Kelly, Telegraph. Quotes Craig Considine, Headmaster of Millfield School and Millfield Director of Sport, David Faulkner. Focusing also on the Olympics, The Times features an article by Peter Lampl regarding the need to help state school pupils to join Team GB.

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Telegraph
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Times

Child abuse inquiry in crisis after judge quits

 

Reports following last night's news that Dame Lowell Goddard has stepped down from her position as the judge in charge of the British public inquiry into child abuse. Reported by The Times, Guardian, BBC News online and Huffington Post.

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Guardian
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Huffington Post

Why athletes thrive at girls’ schools

 

A total of 24 per cent of Team GB was educated privately — 27 per cent of the female athletes and 21 per cent of male. Experts ascribed this to girls being more competitive at single-sex schools because they are less likely to be embarrassed by the opposite sex. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Article references Millfield School.

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Times

I have doubts about my A-levels, how do I choose what to study at university?

 

With A-level Results Day fast approaching, sixth formers across the country will be hoping they have gained the grades needed to get into university. Shaun Fenton, Headmaster of Reigate Grammar School, joins other education experts to offer advice. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Primary grammar tests are like corporal punishment, children's author says

 

Michael Morpurgo argues that the school system is wrong to focus on grammar before children have had a chance to develop a love of words. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

'Blaming teachers for your own shortcomings is a coward’s trick'

 

The new spelling, grammar and punctuation tests have not only upset 11-year-olds – they have also left many adults feeling inadequate. All too often, however, they blame this inadequacy on their teachers. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

League tables 2016: How your school will be judged

 

The government has published details of what data schools will be judged on in this year’s league tables. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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