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Daily News Summary
14 Jul 2016

image APPOINTMENT OF NEW EDUCATION SECRETARY
image Statement from the new Prime Minister Theresa May
image Theresa May's old school was 'a far cry from Eton', its headteacher says
image Local authorities can't set up academy chains, Nicky Morgan tells councillors
image 'Teachers’ salaries compared to other professions have deteriorated and it's driving the recruitment crisis'
image Cease funding overseas private schools, UK urged
image ‘Disaster’ SATs results will have ‘serious consequences’ for schools, warns Labour
image "Children thrive through exposure to a range of influences, whether traditional or modern"
image The 30-second briefing: What is flipped learning?

APPOINTMENT OF NEW EDUCATION SECRETARY

 

Justine Greening, MP for Putney has just been announced as the new Education Secretary.

The former Secretary of State for International Development replaces Nicky Morgan in the position. She has also held the positions of Secretary of State for Transport, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Minister for London.

Ms Greening's full details, including her voting record in Parliament, can be viewed on the 'They Work For You' website.

Her appointment is reported in Schools Week.

The legacy of Nicky Morgan, sacked as Education Secretary this morning, is assessed by Freddie Whittaker in Schools Week.

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They Work For You
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Schools Week
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Schools Week

Statement from the new Prime Minister Theresa May

 

The speech delivered by Theresa May in Downing Street stated: "If you’re at a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately."

The full speech can be read on the GOV.UK website. The Guardian also provides commentary on the speech.

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GOV.UK
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Guardian

Theresa May's old school was 'a far cry from Eton', its headteacher says

 

Theresa May is an inspiration to the students of her former “very ordinary” secondary school, its headteacher said. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

Local authorities can't set up academy chains, Nicky Morgan tells councillors

 

Councils will not be allowed to set up multi-academy trusts, the education secretary said, as she launched a new review of the role of councils in schools. By Richard Vaughan, TES. The Education Secretary's meeting with the County Councils Network is also reported in Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

'Teachers’ salaries compared to other professions have deteriorated and it's driving the recruitment crisis'

 

It's blindingly obvious there is an urgent case for an uplift to teachers’ pay higher than the 1 per cent limit set by the government, says Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the ATL teaching union. TES.

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TES

Cease funding overseas private schools, UK urged

 

The UK government should stop funding low-cost private schools in developing countries, campaigners have urged. By Judith Burns, BBC News.

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BBC

‘Disaster’ SATs results will have ‘serious consequences’ for schools, warns Labour

 

The government will use the results of controversial new key stage 2 SATs tests to identify underperforming schools, Labour has warned. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

"Children thrive through exposure to a range of influences, whether traditional or modern"

 

Neil Roskilly, CEO of the Independent Schools Association writes to the Telegraph letters page in response to an article which claimed 'playing chess doesn't make your children any smarter'. (Two-thirds down the page).

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Telegraph

The 30-second briefing: What is flipped learning?

 

One teacher educator gives you the lowdown on flipped learning in the latest part of her series looking at teaching ideas and theories. TES.

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TES

 

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