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Daily News Summary
11 Jul 2016

image A diploma for our times
image Thousands sign petition calling for Nicky Morgan's resignation following 'farcical' SATs results
image Church plans huge increase in free schools
image MPs to debate term-time holiday fine for cancer treatment father
image Free school meals: Report on struggling small schools 'not published'
image Schools must report EAL data differently from September – are you ready?
image Children guilty of sexual abuse should not be 'unnecessarily criminalised'
image I struggled at school, says Labour voice on education

A diploma for our times

 

Quietly, carefully and with due credit to Carlsberg, some British schools have been teaching what they believe to be “probably the best sixth-form education in the world”. By Nigel Lashbrook, headmaster of Oakham School in Rutland. The Sunday Times.

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Times

Thousands sign petition calling for Nicky Morgan's resignation following 'farcical' SATs results

 

School leaders say the Education Secretary must 'first apologise' to children who underwent the new curriculum tests this year, 'and then resign her post'. BY Rachael Pells, The Independent. Also reported by TES and The Daily Mail.

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Independent
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TES
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Daily Mail

Church plans huge increase in free schools

 

A quarter of new free schools to open by 2020 will be Church of England faith schools if the church succeeds with bids of £3.75 million to maintain its share of education. By Kaya Burgess, The Times. Also reported by The Guardian.

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Times
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Guardian

MPs to debate term-time holiday fine for cancer treatment father

 

A petition launched by a school parent who took his children on holiday between treatments for cancer only to be fined because it was term time will be debated in Parliament later. The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian.

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Telegraph
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Guardian

Free school meals: Report on struggling small schools 'not published'

 

The Department for Education has refused to publish a report which said England's smallest schools cannot afford to provide free school meals, according to a former policy adviser. By Clare Salisbury, BBC News online.

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BBC

Schools must report EAL data differently from September – are you ready?

 

From September, schools will need to inform the government of each child’s country of birth, nationality and their level of proficiency in English if it is not their first language. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Children guilty of sexual abuse should not be 'unnecessarily criminalised'

 

Charity-backed inquiry says national strategy is needed to help children and parents understand what sexual conduct is illegal. By James Meikle, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Guardian
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BBC

I struggled at school, says Labour voice on education

 

The third shadow education secretary to be appointed in a week revealed that her mother is illiterate and that she did not see a book until she started school. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

 

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