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Daily News Summary
8 Jul 2016

image Nicky Morgan to force through choice of new Ofsted chief
image Children's exposure to extremism is an urgent problem, says Ofsted head
image Headteachers Roundtable to draft alternative white paper
image How to stop creative GCSE subjects being squeezed out by the EBacc
image EEF launches £5m fund to help learners without good GCSE passes
image Number of parents prosecuted over unauthorised schools absence soars
image If teenage girls look frumpy at school, is that a bad thing?
image Call to rank schools by pupil obesity

Nicky Morgan to force through choice of new Ofsted chief

 

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to force through the appointment of her nomination for the next head of Ofsted, despite a cross-party committee of MPs saying they had "significant concerns". By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by The Times, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and TES.

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BBC
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Times
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Guardian
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Telegraph
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Independent
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TES

Children's exposure to extremism is an urgent problem, says Ofsted head

 

Sir Michael Wilshaw tells education secretary children need close monitoring in areas with highest risk of radicalisation. By Richard Adams, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Guardian
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BBC

Headteachers Roundtable to draft alternative white paper

 

An influential group of leading headteachers has launched a think tank to crowdsource an alternative white paper that focuses on classroom concerns rather than “political diktat”. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

How to stop creative GCSE subjects being squeezed out by the EBacc

 

Anger at the way creative subjects for teenagers seem to have been sidelined by a new focus on core subjects at GCSE reached parliament on July 4, when MPs discussed the impact of the new E-Baccalaureate (Ebacc) on students and schools. By Abigail Harrison Moore, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

EEF launches £5m fund to help learners without good GCSE passes

 

The Education and Endowment Foundation initiative will aim to help students without a C grade in English or maths to enter employment. By Will Martin, TES.

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TES

Number of parents prosecuted over unauthorised schools absence soars

 

The number of parents taken to court due to their child skipping school has almost doubled in the last five years, according to official figures. The Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News online and TES.

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Telegraph
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BBC
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TES

If teenage girls look frumpy at school, is that a bad thing?

 

From sexy Cluedo to peer pressure in class, the space to look less than perfect is rapidly shrinking. By Gaby Hinsliff, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Call to rank schools by pupil obesity

 

Schools should be ranked on obesity levels to tackle Britain’s health crisis, an NHS adviser has said. By Katie Gibbons, The Times.

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Times

 

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