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Daily News Summary
4 Jul 2016

image Angela Rayner appointed shadow education secretary
image NUT strike - Tuesday 5 July
image Value of testing at age five is 'negligible', say Tories
image Did education count in the Brexit vote?
image Is Prevent turning teachers into spies?
image Is boosting self-esteem bad for teens’ mental health?
image Much of Britain's bitter division began in school
image High-stakes primary testing ‘puts off’ pupils from learning

Angela Rayner appointed shadow education secretary

 

Angela Rayner has been appointed shadow education secretary, the Labour Party has confirmed. By BBC News. Schools Week also report '8 things we know about the latest shadow education secretary'.

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Schools Week

NUT strike - Tuesday 5 July

 

Tomorrow will see members of the NUT strike. This is being reported by a number of titles. The TES reports that Nicky Morgan is being accused of 'deceiving the public' over school funding cuts; The Daily Mail says teachers are threatening new strikes; and the Telegraph reports another union leader saying strikes are 'futile' and harm children's education.

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TES
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Daily Mail
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Telegraph

Value of testing at age five is 'negligible', say Tories

 

The educational value of testing four- and five-year-olds in literacy and numeracy is "negligible", the Scottish Conservatives have said, questioning whether it is appropriate to subject P1 children to formal exams. By Emma Seith, TES.

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TES

Did education count in the Brexit vote?

 

In the week following the EU referendum, much discussion has centred around the educational background of the “inners and outers” and whether it affected the poll’s result. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Is Prevent turning teachers into spies?

 

A government programme aimed at stopping youngsters being drawn into terrorism is creating a climate of “suspicion and mistrust”, claimed headteacher Terry James. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Is boosting self-esteem bad for teens’ mental health?

 

A classroom focus on boosting pupils’ self-esteem hinders learning, said a London physics teacher. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Much of Britain's bitter division began in school

 

The divided society exposed by the EU referendum is partly the result of segregating children. We need to educate them together, says Fiona Millar in the Guardian.

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Guardian

High-stakes primary testing ‘puts off’ pupils from learning

 

A national reference test should replace high-stakes testing in primary schools because the current system does not “serve the best interests” of children, an education writer has claimed. By Billy Camden, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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