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Daily News Summary
15 Jul 2016

image Justine Greening appointed Education Secretary
image House of Lords debate - School Curriculum: Creative Subjects
image Five lessons in school partnership
image 'When I learn something that makes my writing better, the first people I want to tell are the children I teach'
image Our daughter did better than expected in her exams, can she still apply to Cambridge?
image School uniform frees girls from pressures
image Extra 750,000 school places needed in population surge
image Text parents about homework to boost exam results – study

Justine Greening appointed Education Secretary

 

News of Nicky Morgan's departure from the Department for Education and Justine Greening's appointment to the role of Education Secretary is covered in-depth in many titles.

As well as profiling the MP for Putney, there is much said about Ms Greening's state comprehensive education and also the restructuring of the Department for Education.

PROFILES

BBC News - Justine Greening appointed new education secretary

TES - Justine Greening is the new education secretary

Schools Week - Justine Greening ‘cheerful and upbeat’ as she tells staff of education vision

Schools Week - 9 facts about the new education secretary

EDUCATION OF CABINET MINISTERS

Telegraph - Theresa May's Cabinet a triumph for state education and women as new Prime Minister sweeps away Cameron favourites in 'Day of the Long Knives'

Daily Mail - March of the meritocrats: May loads new Cabinet with state educated Ministers on the most brutal day of top-level sacking in modern history

Guardian - Theresa May's cabinet: state-educated but mostly male

Sun - Theresa May takes axe to Cameron’s Cabinet ousting posh boys for state educated ministers

DEPARTMENTAL CHANGE

Schools Week - Department for Education takes on skills and universities in expanded remit

THE - Higher education ‘moved to DfE’ by Theresa May, reports suggest

With skills and universities coming within the remit of the Department for Education, it is unclear what the full ministerial team will look like. At present Nick Gibb remains Minister for Schools and Lord Nash remains Parliamentary Under Secretary for Schools.

House of Lords debate - School Curriculum: Creative Subjects

 

A survey by the Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) which looks at the impact of creative subjects in the school curriculum on pupils’ stress levels, has been debated in the House of Lords. Comments were made by Peers from all sides of the House with Baroness Evans of Bowes Park answering on behalf of the government. The full transcript can be read on Hansard.

Baroness Evans has also been promoted to Cabinet by Theresa May and is now Leader of the House of Lords.

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Hansard

Five lessons in school partnership

 

The head of a comprehensive school and the head of an independent school reflect on their experience of working in partnership and share the lessons they have learnt. By Geoff Barton, headteacher of King Edward VI School and Keith Budge, headmaster of Bedales School. TES

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TES

'When I learn something that makes my writing better, the first people I want to tell are the children I teach'

 

Teachers and authors use the same processes: they try to explain the pictures in their heads. Writing her first novel has, therefore, helped this English teacher to improve her classroom practice. By Emma Cox, author of Malkin Moonlight and head of English at Exeter Cathedral School.

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TES

Our daughter did better than expected in her exams, can she still apply to Cambridge?

 

While A-level Results Day is still some weeks away, for International Baccalaureate (IB) students, Results Day has been and gone. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Quotes Shaun Fenton, Headmaster of Reigate Grammar School and Vivienne Durham, former head at Francis Holland School.

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Telegraph

School uniform frees girls from pressures

 

Emma Hattersley, Head at Godolphin School writes to The Guardian arguing that Godolphin’s pinny helps girls at the school become more confident.

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Guardian

Extra 750,000 school places needed in population surge

 

An extra 750,000 school places will be needed in England by 2025 to keep up with a population bulge, says an official forecast from the Department for Education. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Text parents about homework to boost exam results – study

 

Texting parents about their children’s homework proved to be cheaper and more effective in improving exam results than a series of other efforts, including joining the Scouts, exposure to classical music or individual tuition over the internet, according to new research. By Richard Adams, Guardian. Also reported by TES, BBC News online and Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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