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Daily News Summary
27 Jun 2016

image Shadow education secretary Lucy Powell resigns
image White working class boys miss out on university places because they 'choose welfare' over aspirations, says top charity founder
image Government accused of using children as 'guinea pigs' for national testing
image The hard-left NUT doesn’t really care about education
image Charitable status 'more trouble than it's worth' say independent schools
image School subjects are inter-related - we must teach them accordingly
image Colin Firth’s trick with mash aids schoolgirl’s film debut
image SEND Conference - Friday 18 November, London

Shadow education secretary Lucy Powell resigns

 

Labour MP quits in growing shadow cabinet revolt against leader Jeremy Corbyn. By William Stewart, TES.

It has just been announced that Pat Glass, MP for North West Durham will be the new shadow education secretary.

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TES

White working class boys miss out on university places because they 'choose welfare' over aspirations, says top charity founder

 

Generating Genius founder Dr Tony Sewell told education leaders that schools must do more by way of creating clubs and societies to aid the 'continuity of intervention' in disadvantaged communities. By Rachael Pells, Independent.

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Independent

Government accused of using children as 'guinea pigs' for national testing

 

As debate rages in England over testing in primary schools, fury has erupted in another part of the UK over plans to introduce national testing for children as young as 4. By Emma Seith, TES.

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TES

The hard-left NUT doesn’t really care about education

 

The mistake people make is to treat it as some sort of professional organisation for teachers when its purpose is to disrupt. Opinion by Stephen Pollard, Times.

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Times

Charitable status 'more trouble than it's worth' say independent schools

 

Strict requirements for charities lead some schools to question the 'relatively meagre benefits' of the status, says the chair of the Independent Schools Council. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Quotes ISC Chairman Barnaby Lenon, RGS Newcastle head Bernard Trafford and former head of St Paul's School Martin Stephen.

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TES

School subjects are inter-related - we must teach them accordingly

 

The question I have wrestled with in my time as Head Master of Westminster School is: what do we really want for our young people as they finish their secondary education? Prospect opinion by Patrick Derham.

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Prospect

Colin Firth’s trick with mash aids schoolgirl’s film debut

 

It is the stuff Hollywood dreams are made of. Aged just 16, schoolgirl Angela Ashton was chosen from thousands of hopefuls in her first acting audition to star in a blockbuster alongside four of the biggest names in the business. Angela Ashton is a pupil at Benenden School. By Sian Griffiths, Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

SEND Conference - Friday 18 November, London

 

Covering emotional, social, and mental health; maths for pupils with SEN; inspection of SEND in schools; dyslexia awareness; access arrangements; and more.

For SENCOs, directors of learning, learning support teachers, heads, and SMT members

With speakers Patricia Murphy, former President of NASEN; Gillian Shearsby-Fox, Herts for Learning, Christine Ryan, CEO of ISI; Kate Griggs, Dyslexia United; Nick Lait, Senior Exams Manager at JCQ.

Booking opens in July.

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