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Daily News Summary
13 Jul 2016

image 'To the new prime minister: Education is central to building a country that works for everyone'
image Does British education deserve its gold standard reputation abroad?
image Lack of guaranteed behaviour management training is 'glaring omission' in teacher education
image Cameron unveils 31 new free schools on last visit as PM – but details are thin
image Ministers to meet with Ofsted over omission of sexism from inspection handbook
image Private tutor DBS loophole leaves 'ideal scenario' for child abusers
image Armed forces to access student loans from abroad after change in rules
image Scouting in schools improves pupils' leadership skills, report finds

'To the new prime minister: Education is central to building a country that works for everyone'

 

Give schools space to be innovative and don’t paralyse them with constant high-stakes assessment and inspection, advises one leading headteacher. By Mike Buchanan, headteacher of Ashford School in Kent. TES.

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Does British education deserve its gold standard reputation abroad?

 

For sometime now there has been an apparent contradiction about the reputation of our schools from those abroad and those in the UK: on the one hand, we are seen as a world leader in education, admired and emulated by many countries, even those ranked higher in the PISA tables, while at home, we see a system in disarray with constant in-fighting about exams, academies, funding or teacher shortages. By Peter Tait, former Head at Sherborne Prep School. The Telegraph. References ISC and a number of ISC schools.

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Telegraph

Lack of guaranteed behaviour management training is 'glaring omission' in teacher education

 

New report suggests trainees should graduate with a portfolio of videos in which they demonstrate behaviour management techniques with real classes. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

Cameron unveils 31 new free schools on last visit as PM – but details are thin

 

David Cameron has unveiled the latest wave of approved free school applications, in one of his final acts as prime minister. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Ministers to meet with Ofsted over omission of sexism from inspection handbook

 

Ministers will meet with Ofsted to discuss a “cohesive response” to sexual harassment and bullying in schools after the watchdog faced criticism for leaving sexism out of its handbook for inspectors. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Private tutor DBS loophole leaves 'ideal scenario' for child abusers

 

Becoming a self-employed private tutor is the "ideal scenario" for child abusers because they do not need to have a criminal records check, a charity has warned. The Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Telegraph
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BBC

Armed forces to access student loans from abroad after change in rules

 

British military families will be able to study at UK universities while posted abroad after a change in the rules which barred them from claiming student loans, it has emerged. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Scouting in schools improves pupils' leadership skills, report finds

 

Lighting fires, tying knots and knowing their toggles and woggles can significantly improve pupils’ leadership capabilities, but teacher workload could be an issue, a study finds. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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