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Daily News Summary
27 Jul 2016

image ISC Blog: 'We have a responsibility to devise a curriculum that gives children determination, resilience and a zest for life'
image Family connections 'as important as money' to help children succeed
image 'If you cannot adhere to a very narrow definition of what it means to be talented or successful, you are expendable'
image Design and technology: 87 MPs demand inclusion of subject in EBacc
image Child radicalisation: NSPCC to advise concerned parents
image Nick Gibb avoids revealing his stance on new grammar schools
image Results Day 2016: a step-by-step guide

ISC Blog: 'We have a responsibility to devise a curriculum that gives children determination, resilience and a zest for life'

 

Hilary French, Headmistress at Newcastle High School for Girls, reacts to recent news that pupils who focus on top universities at primary school are more likely to get into them.

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ISC

Family connections 'as important as money' to help children succeed

 

Children from families who are not socially well-connected risk falling even further behind their more advantaged peers, experts warn, following a new report highlighting the lack of opportunities available to disadvantaged young people. By Rachael Pells, The Independent. TES also reports on Alan Milburn's comments that social mobility should be the 'holy grail of public policy'.

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TES

'If you cannot adhere to a very narrow definition of what it means to be talented or successful, you are expendable'

 

Life has essentially become a gigantic episode of The X Factor, and is part of the reason there is an anxiety epidemic in young people, says the government's former mental-health champion. By Natasha Devon, TES.

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TES

Design and technology: 87 MPs demand inclusion of subject in EBacc

 

Pupils should be able to choose between computer science and design and technology as part of the EBacc, almost 90 MPs have said in a letter to the government. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Child radicalisation: NSPCC to advise concerned parents

 

A charity has trained its counsellors to help parents who fear their children are being radicalised. BBC News online.

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BBC

Nick Gibb avoids revealing his stance on new grammar schools

 

The teaching profession has never been 'more vibrant and alive' says the schools minister, who was met with groans when he claimed teacher numbers were the highest they had ever been. By Eleanor Busby, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Results Day 2016: a step-by-step guide

 

A-level Results Day (August 18, 2016 ) is arguably one of the most pivotal days in the education calendar. The Telegraph have put together a guide to A-level Results Day 2015; including guides for Clearing and Adjustment.

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Telegraph

 

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