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Daily News Summary
15 Jun 2016

image How I made it from a Brixton comp to Eton
image Pupils 'feel under pressure to be like Mary Poppins', says girls' schools' chief
image 'How a teacher’s character manifests itself in the classroom is often missing from understanding pedagogical wizardry'
image Drop in proportion of children getting first choice of secondary school places, figures show
image Teachers 'ignoring sexual harassment of girls', MPs told
image SEND Focus: ‘Exclusion affects everyone – pupils, parents and teachers’
image Free childcare plans 'in jeopardy'
image Schools and universities told to bid for teacher training places under new system

How I made it from a Brixton comp to Eton

 

Growing up in a council house, Ahmed Roble had never heard of the elite school, but now he is about to follow in the footsteps of 19 prime ministers. By Helen Rumbelow, The Times. References Eton College.

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Times

Pupils 'feel under pressure to be like Mary Poppins', says girls' schools' chief

 

Coverage ahead of the Girls’ Day School Trust's annual conference today. Reports focus on teaching girls to overcome the fear of failure and their 'inner critics'. TES and BBC News online.

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BBC

'How a teacher’s character manifests itself in the classroom is often missing from understanding pedagogical wizardry'

 

All too often this “pedagogical praxis” is missed when we discuss the make-up of top teaching practice, writes one leading educationist. By Dr Kevin Stannard, director of innovation and learning at the Girls' Day School Trust. TES.

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TES

Drop in proportion of children getting first choice of secondary school places, figures show

 

Around one in six children in England missed out on a place at their top choice of secondary school this year, government figures show. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian, TES and Schools Week.

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Telegraph
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Guardian
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TES
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Schools Week

Teachers 'ignoring sexual harassment of girls', MPs told

 

Sexist name calling and lifting skirts is ignored in some schools because some still regard sexism as acceptable behaviour, MPs have been told. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Schools Week also reports that schools will not be given a new legal duty to identify and deal with sexism.

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Telegraph
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Schools Week

SEND Focus: ‘Exclusion affects everyone – pupils, parents and teachers’

 

Pupils with SEND make up 70 per cent of all permanent exclusions. Two researchers ask what schools can do to reduce the impact of these exclusions on all parties involved. By Claire Wolstenholme, research fellow in the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research, and Nick Hodge, professor of inclusive practice at The Autism Centre, Sheffield Hallam University. TES

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TES

Free childcare plans 'in jeopardy'

 

Plans to offer pre-schoolers in England 30 free hours of childcare may be in jeopardy if not enough childminders and nurseries offer places, MPs warn. BBC News online.

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BBC

Schools and universities told to bid for teacher training places under new system

 

Change comes after widespread criticism of this year's scramble for applicants, but providers are not yet being told how allocations will be decided. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

 

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