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Daily News Summary
28 Jul 2016

image Social divide stays in online learning
image 'Ministers show contempt for the teaching profession'
image Doomed spelling and grammar test cost government £1 million
image A guide to DBS checks for the education sector
image SEND Focus: Deafness is not a learning disability, so why are so many deaf children underachieving?
image Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

Social divide stays in online learning

 

There are strong social divisions in how young people use digital technology, according to international research from the OECD. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

'Ministers show contempt for the teaching profession'

 

In June of 2013, Michael Gove (remember him?) announced – with no prior warning – that levels were to be scrapped, and schools left to design their own systems of internal assessment. By Michael Tidd, deputy headteacher at Edgewood Primary School. TES.

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TES

Doomed spelling and grammar test cost government £1 million

 

The government spent almost £1 million developing this year’s doomed key stage 1 spelling and grammar test, Schools Week can exclusively reveal. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

A guide to DBS checks for the education sector

 

Personnel Checks explains all you need to know about DBS and Children's Barred List checks. IE Today.

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IE Today

SEND Focus: Deafness is not a learning disability, so why are so many deaf children underachieving?

 

The head of policy and research at the National Deaf Children’s Society explains some of the biggest barriers that deaf children face and what schools can do to help. By Ian Noon, TES.

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TES

Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

 

Graduates who move overseas and fail to repay their student loans after their studies should be arrested, suggests an education expert who has authored a report on what the UK can learn from New Zealand’s higher education sector. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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