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Daily News Summary
18 Jul 2016

image Open to bringing back grammar schools, says new Education Secretary
image Schools minister Nick Gibb stays in Department for Education role
image Address your transgender pupils as ‘zie’, teachers told
image Budding business minds follow a different path at Milton Abbey
image University admissions policies could be holding back white, working-class boys, report finds
image Migration and high birth rates put pressure on school places as 750,000 extra needed in next decade
image Almost 100,000 more women than men applied to UK universities this year

Open to bringing back grammar schools, says new Education Secretary

 

Widespread coverage reporting that there could be a wave of new grammar schools in England after new Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has said there could be room for selection within the new 'landscape' of education. Reported by Telegraph, Times, BBC News online, Independent, Daily Mail, TES and Guardian.

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Times
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Independent
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Daily Mail
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Guardian

Schools minister Nick Gibb stays in Department for Education role

 

Nick Gibb appears to have held on to his schools minister role, with prime minister Theresa May confirming this morning he will remain a minister of state under the Department for Education (DfE). By John Dickens, Schools Week. Also reported by TES.

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TES

Address your transgender pupils as ‘zie’, teachers told

 

Boarding school teachers should describe transgender pupils as “zie” to avoid offence, according to guidance. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by The Telegraph. Articles quote Alex Thomson, deputy chief executive of the Boarding Schools’ Association. Also referenced are Brighton College, Eton and Westminster.

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Times
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Telegraph

Budding business minds follow a different path at Milton Abbey

 

It sounds like a headmaster’s nightmare – a famous visitor who gives a speech to the whole school telling them they should think about skipping university. But Magnus Bashaarat was delighted when the fashion designer Anya Hindmarch came to Milton Abbey in Dorset and did exactly that. By Anthony Gardner, The Telegraph. Quotes Magnus Bashaarat, head of Milton Abbey in Dorset.

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Telegraph

University admissions policies could be holding back white, working-class boys, report finds

 

Personal statements and interviews 'may present a barrier' to higher education. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. The Times also reports, following a study from the same think tank, LKMco, that celebrities who have made millions without going to university are putting white working-class boys off higher education. Independent, Telegraph and BBC News online also report on this study.

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Times
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Independent
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BBC

Migration and high birth rates put pressure on school places as 750,000 extra needed in next decade

 

Schools need 750,000 more places within the next 10 years to cope with the high immigrant birth rate, government figures reveal. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Almost 100,000 more women than men applied to UK universities this year

 

There were 94,000 more women than men applying to university this year, according to new figures. By Daniel Dunford and Ashley Kirk, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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