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Daily News Summary
10 Jun 2016

image Government has ‘no plan’ for teacher shortage, cross-party MPs reveal
image DfE attempt to keep thousands of foreign teachers 'likely to fail'
image Ofsted chief calls for return of national tests for 14-year-olds
image Sir Michael Wilshaw: Ban schools that fail brightest pupils from opening academy trust
image Should I reapply to a Russell Group university next year?
image Train more teachers than needed to tackle recruitment crisis, MPs told
image Coldplay frontman Chris Martin admits he gets more nervous being interviewed by his kids' potential school principals than performing at stadium rock concerts

Government has ‘no plan’ for teacher shortage, cross-party MPs reveal

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has been slammed by a group of MPs for its lack of “leadership or urgency” in dealing with teacher supply issues — with a scathing new report stating the department “does not understand or show curiosity about shortages”. Also a 'speed read' looking at nine key points from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on training new teachers. Both by Sophie Scott, Schools Week. Also reported by BBC News.

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Schools Week
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Schools Week
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BBC

DfE attempt to keep thousands of foreign teachers 'likely to fail'

 

The Department for Education probably won't succeed in its bid to overturn an immigration clampdown that will lead to schools losing significant numbers of non-EU teachers. By various, TES.

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TES

Ofsted chief calls for return of national tests for 14-year-olds

 

The chief inspector of schools has urged the government to bring back formal national tests for 14-year-olds in England as a way of tackling persistent underperformance among the most able pupils. By Sally Weale, Guardian. Also reported in TES.

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Guardian
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TES

Sir Michael Wilshaw: Ban schools that fail brightest pupils from opening academy trust

 

Schools that fail to meet the needs of their brightest pupils should be banned from setting up an academy trust, Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has said today. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Should I reapply to a Russell Group university next year?

 

The A-level exam season is currently underway. Not only does this mean last minute revision outside sports halls, but also last minute decision making over university offers. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph. Includes Shaun Fenton, headmaster of Reigate Grammar.

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Telegraph

Train more teachers than needed to tackle recruitment crisis, MPs told

 

More teachers should be trained than are actually needed to tackle the recruitment crisis, experts have said. By Jess Staufenberg, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin admits he gets more nervous being interviewed by his kids' potential school principals than performing at stadium rock concerts

 

He's played huge stadiums across the world and even rocked the Superbowl half-time show alongside Beyonce and Bruno Mars. But Coldplay frontman Chris Martin admits he doesn't get stage fright - but is afraid of meeting headmasters when visiting potential schools for his children. By Mail Online.

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Daily Mail

 

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