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Daily News Summary
7 Jul 2016

image Five reasons why MPs have rejected Amanda Spielman for the top job at Ofsted
image Plans for major overhaul of exam re-marking could be delayed
image Teachers face 1 per cent pay rise for 2016 but pay body issues warning over recruitment
image Nicky Morgan: Sats results are 'a reflection of how well children have performed against a new curriculum'
image 90,000 parents fined for taking children out of school in term-time
image Teachers are overworked and underpaid, parents say
image Academy chains come first and last in new league tables

Five reasons why MPs have rejected Amanda Spielman for the top job at Ofsted

 

In a highly unusual move, the Commons Education Select Committee has failed to approve the government’s preferred candidate for chief inspector. By Richard Vaughan, TES. Also in Guardian, BBC News and Telegraph.

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Plans for major overhaul of exam re-marking could be delayed

 

Exam boards have told Ofqual they could not bring in the reforms on schedule 'without a very high degree of risk'. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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Teachers face 1 per cent pay rise for 2016 but pay body issues warning over recruitment

 

Recruitment and retention in teaching continues to deteriorate as teachers' earnings 'trail' other professionals, warns STRB. By Helen Ward, TES. Also in Schools Week, BBC News and Guardian.

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Nicky Morgan: Sats results are 'a reflection of how well children have performed against a new curriculum'

 

Schools should view this week’s hugely controversial Sats results 'for what they are', the education secretary tells a headteachers' event. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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90,000 parents fined for taking children out of school in term-time

 

As many as 90,000 parents were fined an estimated £5.6m in the last full academic year for taking their children on holiday during term-time, according to research. By Rupert Jones, Guardian.

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Teachers are overworked and underpaid, parents say

 

The vast majority of parents think that teachers are under too much pressure and have too much work to do, a new survey finds. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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Academy chains come first and last in new league tables

 

Major study says ministers should abandon plans to move toward a fully academised school system. By Richard Vaughan, TES. Also in BBC News.

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