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Daily News Summary
9 Aug 2016

image 'Grammar schools won't make it happen for the more able,' says former St Paul's head
image Forget opening more grammars, get private schools to open up instead
image Top 10 best value prep schools
image Gibb becomes ‘school standards’ minister in DfE reshuffle
image Help for deprived pupils delayed by 11-plus proposals
image Investing in school leaders will help address achievement gap for poor pupils
image Exams day sees largest number of Scots pupils secure university places
image Gamers do better at school but Facebook is for dummies

'Grammar schools won't make it happen for the more able,' says former St Paul's head

 

A leading educationist – and former high master of a top independent school – insists that a revolution in teaching practice is needed to develop the most able students, not a return to selection at 11. By Martin Stephen, former high master of St Paul's School and head of Manchester Grammar School. There are further opinion pieces surrounding the grammar school debate, reported in The Times and Guardian and letters to the Independent, Guardian and Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Forget opening more grammars, get private schools to open up instead

 

There are more imaginative ways to improve social mobility than opening more grammar schools, explains former political advisor Adam McNicholas. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Top 10 best value prep schools

 

Sending your child to prep school might be more financially accessible than you think. The Telegraph. Features a number of ISC prep schools.

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Telegraph

Gibb becomes ‘school standards’ minister in DfE reshuffle

 

A shake-up of ministerial roles at the Department for Education has been announced, with some interesting changes following the appointment of new education secretary Justine Greening. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Help for deprived pupils delayed by 11-plus proposals

 

Ambitious plans to drive up educational standards in some of the most deprived areas have been delayed amid fears that they could be amended or even abandoned because of the government’s new grammar schools policy. By Oliver Wright, The Times.

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Times

Investing in school leaders will help address achievement gap for poor pupils

 

The EU Referendum made visible the fault lines in our society: divisions between old and young; urban and rural; London and the rest of the nation. By James Toop, CEO of Teaching Leaders. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Exams day sees largest number of Scots pupils secure university places

 

More pupils from Scotland got a university place on exams results day than in any previous year, it has been confirmed. BBC News online. Also reported by TES.

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TES

Gamers do better at school but Facebook is for dummies

 

In a classroom clash of Zelda versus Zuckerberg, it is the warrior queen who defeats the Facebook king. Research suggests that children who play online games are better at maths, science and reading comprehension than their social networking peers. By Spencer Hazel, The Times. Also reported by TES.

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