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Daily News Summary
26 Jul 2016

image Eton’s provost: ‘Social mobility is improving, but real change is slow’
image Government rapped over removal of IGCSEs from school league tables
image Are grammar schools about to make a comeback?
image Parents and sexting
image 'If we don't make teaching a more attractive profession we're in danger of seeing the school system implode'
image Theresa May plans new immigration crackdown on student visas
image Latin abbreviations vs plain English: what’s your MO?

Eton’s provost: ‘Social mobility is improving, but real change is slow’

 

The Guardian features a profile piece on Lord Waldegrave, provost of Eton college, including his explanation on why he threatened to resign from the Conservative party over plans for companies to ask job candidates if they went to private school. By Peter Wilby.

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Guardian

Government rapped over removal of IGCSEs from school league tables

 

The government has been rapped by the statistics watchdog for having a “gap in its coverage” of pupil attainment after removing IGCSE qualifications from school league tables, but has now pledged to make available a “wider range” of exam results. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week. Quotes Mike Buchanan, head of Ashford School and chair elect of the Headmasters’ and Headmistress’ Conference.

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Schools Week

Are grammar schools about to make a comeback?

 

Grammar schools are back on the agenda with a grassroots Conservative group about to launch a campaign for their return. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

Parents and sexting

 

Letter to The Times by Kathy Crewe-Read, Head at Wolverhampton Grammar School, regarding the work that many good schools are already doing to address the issue of sexting. (Half-way down page)

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Times

'If we don't make teaching a more attractive profession we're in danger of seeing the school system implode'

 

The teacher recruitment crisis has to be a priority for school leaders across the country, not only for the prime minister, says one leading headteacher. By John Tomsett, TES. Schools Week and Guardian also cover the problem of recruitment and retention in teaching, reporting that schools are being forced to spend “extortionate” amounts on re-advertising unfilled jobs.

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TES
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Schools Week
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Guardian

Theresa May plans new immigration crackdown on student visas

 

Theresa May’s new government is preparing the ground for a fresh crackdown on immigration amid concerns that universities have become an easy route into Britain for migrants who want to work. By Tim Ross, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Latin abbreviations vs plain English: what’s your MO?

 

The civil service wants to anglicise and expand its communications. RIP common sense, then. By Andy Martin, The Independent. Also reported by The Guardian and Times.

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Independent
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Guardian
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Times

 

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