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Daily News Summary
28 Jun 2016

image Pat Glass appointed Labour's education shadow secretary
image Ofsted to challenge schools that use exam entries 'against pupils' interests' to climb league tables
image Post-Brexit opinion
image Living away can bring pupils even closer to their parents
image 'Science is so often forgotten at primary – many assume computing is the third core subject instead'
image Funding honoured for EU students in UK
image Taking the global view
image Seven ways governors can get to know their school

Pat Glass appointed Labour's education shadow secretary

 

Pat Glass has been announced as Labour's shadow education secretary, after Lucy Powell resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News. Also in TES and Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Ofsted to challenge schools that use exam entries 'against pupils' interests' to climb league tables

 

Schools watchdog Ofsted has told its inspectors to look out for schools that are attempting to boost their league table scores by entering pupils for subjects with overlapping content. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also in Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Post-Brexit opinion

 

Opinion on various matters relating to the EU referendum feature across the national news and education titles.

Brighton College head Richard Cairns says 'politicians mustn't ignore the aspirations of the young who had no vote', Telegraph; teacher Jean-Louis Dutaut argues 'a taboo has been lifted and children are now less safe', TES; journalist Susan Young says 'schools are overcrowded and crumbling, but this is not because of new migrants', TES; student Johnny Thalassites believes 'Brexit isn't about racism - students have a lot to learn', Telegraph; and education consultant Diane Leedham talks about 'how to make EAL pupils feel safer post-EU referendum', Schools Week.

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Telegraph
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TES
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Telegraph
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Schools Week

Living away can bring pupils even closer to their parents

 

"Once you see the system in action, it’s hard to think of these children as abandoned. It’s no longer a matter of children sitting in a library after chapel writing a weekly letter home so that a master can censor – sorry, correct it. Children at boarding schools are now constantly in touch with their parents." Telegraph opinion by Tom Payne, an English teacher at Sherborne School.

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Telegraph

'Science is so often forgotten at primary – many assume computing is the third core subject instead'

 

TES primary columnist Michael Tidd argues that science is the forgotten subject at primary and that it highlights issues between teacher assessment and testable attainment.

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TES

Funding honoured for EU students in UK

 

Students from the European Union starting university courses in the UK this autumn will have their student loans funding honoured, University Minister Jo Johnson has said. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Taking the global view

 

Sir Michael Wilshaw recently questioned independent schools opening branches over seas and said they should focus their attention closer to home. Bernice McCabe, headmistress of North London Collegiate School, responds to his comments and reflects on the increasing importance of instilling an international outlook in students. Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

Seven ways governors can get to know their school

 

Board members can feel very removed from classroom life. Here’s how to get a strong insight into your school using everything from Twitter to learning walks. By Martin Williams, Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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