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Daily News Summary
11 Jan 2016

image Independent schools already help state pupils
image 240 private school teachers will be forced to retrain
image Exclusive: Disadvantaged pupils get priority for Oxford interview, says admissions chief
image MPs want sex and relationship education taught in all schools
image Schools shift spending focus away from computing, research shows
image Teachers' unions unite to highlight 'national crisis' in profession
image Half of resit pupils get a lower grade
image The British students heading to the US for an Ivy League education
image June Eric-Udorie: Feminism to be taught in A-level politics curriculum after teenager's campaign
image Half of new secondary school places created in failing schools
image Schools advertise jobs 10 months in advance in recruitment race
image Ofsted tells its inspectors to smarten up

Independent schools already help state pupils

 

Letters to The Telegraph from John Claughton, Chief Master at King Edward’s School Birmingham and Mike Buchanan, Chair Elect of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), concerning recent news on charitable status.

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Telegraph

240 private school teachers will be forced to retrain

 

ALMOST 250 teachers at Scotland’s elite fee-paying schools are to be forced to retrain – because they are not officially qualified to teach. By Kirsty Stewart, Deadline News. Quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council for Independent Schools (SCIS).

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Regional Media

Exclusive: Disadvantaged pupils get priority for Oxford interview, says admissions chief

 

Pupils applying to the University of Oxford from low-performing schools or disadvantaged homes are “more likely” to be given entrance interviews than their more advantaged peers, the university’s head of admissions has told TES. By Irena Barker, The TES. Also reported by The Telegraph.

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TES
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Telegraph

MPs want sex and relationship education taught in all schools

 

Four key Commons committees are asking the education secretary to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education compulsory in schools. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Schools shift spending focus away from computing, research shows

 

School spending on materials for computing has gone down for a second year in a row across both primary and secondary sectors. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Teachers' unions unite to highlight 'national crisis' in profession

 

Six unions call for pay increases above proposed 1% annual level, and warn more pupils are being taught by unqualified staff. By Richard Adams, The Guardian. Further reports about teacher strikes are covered by The Independent and The TES.

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Guardian
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Independent
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TES

Half of resit pupils get a lower grade

 

TENS of thousands of pupils who resat maths and English GCSEs in 2014 obtained lower grades than the first time they took the exams. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

The British students heading to the US for an Ivy League education

 

A teenage carer and the daughter of a hairdresser are among 43 British state school students who have won places to study at leading US universities, under a programme to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds access higher education. By Irena Barker, The TES.

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TES

June Eric-Udorie: Feminism to be taught in A-level politics curriculum after teenager's campaign

 

Teaching feminism will be compulsory in schools after the intervention by the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, in a row over the A-level syllabus. By Tom McTague, The Independent.

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Independent

Half of new secondary school places created in failing schools

 

Research finds 42,746 secondary school places set up in schools where results are getting worse rather than better. By Kate McCann, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Schools advertise jobs 10 months in advance in recruitment race

 

Schools have begun to advertise for teaching jobs 10 months in advance as the rush to get ahead in the recruitment race intensifies, TES can reveal. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Ofsted tells its inspectors to smarten up

 

First it was a clampdown on scruffy teachers, now Ofsted has called on its own staff to “uphold the highest standards” when it comes to their choice of clothing. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

 

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