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Daily News Summary
19 Feb 2016

image Four 'bonkers' tactics used in the admissions race for London's most exclusive independent schools
image New DfE primary assessment proposals expected after headteachers' one-week ultimatum
image Pupils’ views sought for the first time as Ofqual looks at future of marking reviews and appeals
image Nick Clegg: The Government is abandoning its duty over sex education
image Teachers shun career-switch colleagues
image New analysis reveals training bursaries are failing to tackle teacher recruitment crisis
image Curriculum changes contradict vision for Britain’s creative future
image Surveillance state: fingerprinting pupils raises safety and privacy concerns

Four 'bonkers' tactics used in the admissions race for London's most exclusive independent schools

 

Headteachers and consultants at the heart of the race to get into London’s most exclusive independent schools say that competition for places has now reached “bonkers” proportions. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

New DfE primary assessment proposals expected after headteachers' one-week ultimatum

 

Primary headteachers have issued the government with a one-week ultimatum to make a “dramatic change” to their plans for primary assessment last Thursday, it has emerged. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Pupils’ views sought for the first time as Ofqual looks at future of marking reviews and appeals

 

Pupils’ views are being specifically sought by Ofqual for the first time in the regulator’s history as it consults on the future of marking reviews and appeals. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Nick Clegg: The Government is abandoning its duty over sex education

 

Ministers are ignoring crucial evidence and advice by not making the subject compulsory in schools. By Nick Clegg in The Evening Standard.

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Evening Standard

Teachers shun career-switch colleagues

 

Executives who quit their jobs for a career in teaching experience hostility from their new colleagues and frustration at the way schools are run, a study has found. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

New analysis reveals training bursaries are failing to tackle teacher recruitment crisis

 

Massive hikes in training bursaries for maths and science teachers have coincided with significant drops in the enrolment of eligible trainees, a new TES analysis has found. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Curriculum changes contradict vision for Britain’s creative future

 

The government is pulling simultaneously in two different directions when it comes to how seriously it takes the creative industries. By Abigail Harrison Moore, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Surveillance state: fingerprinting pupils raises safety and privacy concerns

 

More than a million students have handed over fingerprints to enhance security and ease admin but how safe is the data and what is it being used for? By Nicole Kobie, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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