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Daily News Summary
19 Jul 2016

image Heads call for automatic pupil premium registration to combat child poverty
image ‘End the myth that teachers are born not made,’ says report
image Department for Education reshuffle: Meet the ministers
image My objection is purely academic
image Grammar school at 13
image Big school decisions waiting for green light from Greening
image Social media harms moral development, parents say
image Intelligence? It's in your DNA, study says

Heads call for automatic pupil premium registration to combat child poverty

 

Headteachers are calling for children living in poverty to be automatically registered for pupil premium funds, warning that schools are missing out on cash to support vulnerable pupils because parents do not always declare that their child is eligible. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also reported by Schools Week who feature an opinion piece by Russell Hobby, general secretary of NAHT, on the issue.

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TES
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Schools Week

‘End the myth that teachers are born not made,’ says report

 

An IPPR study says better training, particularly in schools in disadvantaged areas, could help close the attainment gap between rich and poor. By Liz Lightfoot, The Guardian. Schools Week features an opinion piece by the report's author, Matt Hood, which puts forward proposals for an Institute of Advanced Education to help reverse the trend of poor teachers. TES also covers this story.

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Guardian
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Schools Week
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TES

Department for Education reshuffle: Meet the ministers

 

Schools Week details the latest updates since the Department for Education's reshuffle. By Freddie Whittaker.

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Schools Week

My objection is purely academic

 

Letter to TES from Neil Roskilly, Chief executive officer of the Independent Schools Association. Available to read beyond the paywall.

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TES

Grammar school at 13

 

Letter to the Telegraph from Alastair Graham, Headmaster at Hall Grove School in Surrey regarding selective education.

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Telegraph

Big school decisions waiting for green light from Greening

 

New secretaries of state always face talk of what's waiting in the in-tray. But for Justine Greening, Theresa May's education secretary, the first question will be what to do with the bulging out-tray. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Social media harms moral development, parents say

 

A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development, a survey has suggested. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

Intelligence? It's in your DNA, study says

 

Almost 10 per cent of children's educational attainment at age 16 can be predicted from DNA alone, academics claim. BY Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

 

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