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Daily News Summary
27 Jan 2016

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image Keith Budge: 'Unworthy' practical subjects are just as important as academic ones
image Hull headmaster urges more independent schools to run citizen service programmes to allow public and state pupils to volunteer together
image Knowing your limits: should we have bars in schools?
image Call to end limit on religious free schools
image Ofsted can downgrade schools for Islamic veils
image School standards on the up - but teaching and learning must improve, warns chief inspector
image Universities should 'nurture pupils from primary school'
image Mental health care 'insufficient for abused children'
image You spend more on your morning cup of coffee than is spent educating a refugee child each month

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Keith Budge: 'Unworthy' practical subjects are just as important as academic ones

 

Too readily schools become obsessed by such easy polarities as sciences 'good' and humanities 'wishy-washy', argues head teacher Keith Budge. Keith Budge is headmaster of Bedales School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Hull headmaster urges more independent schools to run citizen service programmes to allow public and state pupils to volunteer together

 

THE HEADMASTER of a private school in a Yorkshire city is urging others in the independent sector to follow their example by running a citizens service programme to allow public and state pupils to volunteer together. By unnamed reporter, Yorkshire Post. Quotes David Elstone, Headmaster at Hymers College in Hull.

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Regional Media

Knowing your limits: should we have bars in schools?

 

Two leading independent schools, Rugby School and Ampleforth College, have introduced a controversial new approach to alcohol education. By Rupert Clark, The Student Newspaper.

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The Student Newspaper

Call to end limit on religious free schools

 

A charity which has been a driving force behind opening many free schools wants to remove barriers to faith groups opening more free schools. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Jamie Martin, a former adviser to Michael Gove, also writes on the issue in The Guardian.

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BBC
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Guardian

Ofsted can downgrade schools for Islamic veils

 

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has told inspectors in England they can fail schools for allowing face veils. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by The Telegraph and The TES.

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BBC
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Telegraph
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TES

School standards on the up - but teaching and learning must improve, warns chief inspector

 

In his first annual report, head of Estyn Meilyr Rowlands said there was a “marked contrast” between provision in Wales’ best and weakest schools. By Gareth Evans, Wales Online.

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Wales Online

Universities should 'nurture pupils from primary school'

 

To help widen access, universities must also give priority to pupils achieving A*s from underperforming schools, says education charity CEO. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Mental health care 'insufficient for abused children'

 

Nearly all health professionals believe there are not enough mental health services for children who have suffered sexual abuse, a survey has suggested. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

You spend more on your morning cup of coffee than is spent educating a refugee child each month

 

Children living in conflict have an average of 38p spent on their education per month. By Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith , The Independent.

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Independent

 

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