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Daily News Summary
22 Jul 2016

image 'The development of the personal characteristics of our pupils should be given the highest of priorities'
image MPs and Lords call for review of Prevent anti-terror strategy in schools
image New schools funding scheme to be delayed by a year
image Letters: The pervasive myth that grammar schools promote social mobility
image Half of teachers will lose a fortnight or more of their summer break to work, YouGov poll reveals
image Disadvantaged pupils' careers aspirations do not match their educational goals, study finds
image What are my options if I do better than expected at A-level?
image 100 things you should have done at school before the age of 11 – chosen by primary pupils

'The development of the personal characteristics of our pupils should be given the highest of priorities'

 

It’s time to rethink the place of character education, says one leading headteacher. By Mike Buchanan, headteacher of Ashford School in Kent. TES.

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TES

MPs and Lords call for review of Prevent anti-terror strategy in schools

 

MPs have “concerns” about the impact of Prevent – the government’s controversial anti-terror programme - on schools, a new report reveals. By Eleanor Busby, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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Schools Week

New schools funding scheme to be delayed by a year

 

The implementation of a new national funding formula for schools will be delayed by a year, Education Secretary Justine Greening has told MPs. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Also reported by Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Letters: The pervasive myth that grammar schools promote social mobility

 

Dr Millan Sachania, Headmaster at Streatham and Clapham High School, writes to the Telegraph regarding the Assisted Places Scheme.

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Telegraph

Half of teachers will lose a fortnight or more of their summer break to work, YouGov poll reveals

 

Almost half of teachers expect to spend two weeks or more on school work during the summer break, according to an exclusive YouGov poll for TES. By Eleanor Busby And Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

Disadvantaged pupils' careers aspirations do not match their educational goals, study finds

 

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are disproportionately likely to have careers aspirations that do not match their educational goals, new research has found. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

What are my options if I do better than expected at A-level?

 

It's an exciting scenario; you are predicted ABB, but somehow, come A-level results day, you actually achieve AAA. By Roy Peachy, head of higher education and careers at Woldingham School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

100 things you should have done at school before the age of 11 – chosen by primary pupils

 

Coverage following a survey carried out by TES, looking into the experiences pupils value at school. Falling asleep in a lesson or telling your teacher to "chill out" are among the 100 things primary-age children feel they should do before turning 11. Reported by TES, BBC News online and The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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