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Daily News Summary
17 Feb 2016

image Asia drives demand for international schools
image Fewer than half of all nurseries can afford to extend free childcare to 30 hours a week, survey reveals
image NUT calls for SATs to be suspended after widespread criticism of new assessment system
image Investigations into 21 illegal schools
image Teach pupils about porn
image The hidden crisis in rural schools
image Rise in self-harm is linked to over-assessment, union says
image The One Show

Asia drives demand for international schools

 

Another top boarding school in England is setting up a school in China, travelling the path taken by schools such as Harrow, Dulwich College, Malvern and Wellington. By Yojana Sharma, BBC News online. Quotes headmistress of Wycombe Abbey, Rhiannon Wilkinson.

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BBC

Fewer than half of all nurseries can afford to extend free childcare to 30 hours a week, survey reveals

 

Fewer than half of nurseries are likely to extend free childcare places for pre-schoolers to 30 hours a week, amid major concerns about funding, research suggests. By Alison Kershaw, The Independent. Also reported by Nurseryworld and BBC News online.

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Nurseryworld
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BBC

NUT calls for SATs to be suspended after widespread criticism of new assessment system

 

Teaching union the NUT has called for this year's SATs to be suspended after claiming the government's new system for primary assessment has "come apart at the seams". By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Investigations into 21 illegal schools

 

Labour has accused the government of failing to take fast enough action to close down illegal schools. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Teach pupils about porn

 

Pupils should be taught about the fiction of pornography so their attitudes to real relationships are not skewed, a government-funded review has found. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. BBC News online also reports on the government's plans to implement age checks on pornography websites.

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Times
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BBC

The hidden crisis in rural schools

 

There's a hidden crisis in our education system and it affects our poorest and most vulnerable kids. By David Gregory-Kumar, BBC News online.

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BBC

Rise in self-harm is linked to over-assessment, union says

 

Call for review of testing in Scottish schools as impact on mental health is highlighted. By Emma Seith, The TES.

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TES

The One Show

 

Shaun Fenton, Headmaster at Reigate Grammar School featured on BBC One’s The One Show last night. The feature focuses on his father, Alvin Stardust, as well as life as a Headmaster at Reigate Grammar. Watch from 19 minutes 40 seconds.

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BBC iPlayer

 

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