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Daily News Summary
16 Jun 2016

image 'Parents need lessons for children's mental health'
image Pupils have no time for classroom reading, primary teachers warn
image Track pre-school children's achievement into primary schools, say MPs
image The Government's vision for education is a deeply troubling one
image Leading thinktank to focus on education to plug gaps in 'objective evidence'
image Home schooling: Councils call for pupils' education register
image Sponsors lose control of 119 failing academies
image When are GCSE, A-level, IB and SQA results days 2016?

'Parents need lessons for children's mental health'

 

Parents should have lessons provided by the government on how to raise their children, Britain's leading public health expert has said. The Times also features a comment piece on this subject, by David Aaronovitch.

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BBC
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Times

Pupils have no time for classroom reading, primary teachers warn

 

More than half of UK primary school teachers say that they do not have enough time to read and discuss books in the classroom, a new survey has found. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

Track pre-school children's achievement into primary schools, say MPs

 

DfE lacks data to measure impact of its £2.7bn spend on free childcare, says report. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

The Government's vision for education is a deeply troubling one

 

For all the furore about forced academisation, this only represents one aspect of the recent education white paper. And while Nicky Morgan’s U-turn on this issue is to be welcomed, it would be a mistake to imagine that this represents a decisive shift in the trajectory of Government policy. By Dr John Yandell, Institute of Education, UCL. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Leading thinktank to focus on education to plug gaps in 'objective evidence'

 

One of England’s most influential thinktanks is to dedicate itself to education in a bid to provide better evidence for policy debate. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

Home schooling: Councils call for pupils' education register

 

A change in the law is needed to force parents to declare when their children are being home-educated, councils say. By BBC News online.

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BBC

Sponsors lose control of 119 failing academies

 

More than 100 failing academies have been removed from their sponsors and placed in new trusts, MPs have heard. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online. The Guardian also reports on Sir Michael Wilshaw’s comments that few multi-academy trusts are good enough to improve schools.

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BBC
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Guardian

When are GCSE, A-level, IB and SQA results days 2016?

 

The Telegraph gives useful information regarding results day, university applications and key dates to remember. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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