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Daily News Summary
3 Jun 2016

image Good teachers cannot be replaced by 'buying' new teachers - we must ask why so many are leaving
image Girls set their sight on university at age 13
image How Ofqual's grading system can produce inaccurate results
image Learning doesn’t exist in a void, employability is a genuine concern for university students
image Sturgeon gave in to unions on school tests, Davidson says
image Letter: To encourage his pupils, Eddie O’Hara translated pop songs into Latin
image Cricket is cutting out whole sections of British society

Good teachers cannot be replaced by 'buying' new teachers - we must ask why so many are leaving

 

As schools are busy recruiting staff for the next school year, once again they are faced with a shortage of specialist teachers, especially in subjects such as physics and design technology where as few as one third of advertised posts are filled. By Peter Tait, former Headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Girls set their sight on university at age 13

 

Girls leave boys behind at school because they are already focused on higher education by the age of 13, an Oxford University study has found. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian, Independent and TES.

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Telegraph
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Guardian
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Independent
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TES

How Ofqual's grading system can produce inaccurate results

 

Exam board research reveals system cannot always cope with the extremes of today's volatile entry patterns. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

Learning doesn’t exist in a void, employability is a genuine concern for university students

 

For those who haven’t read the Government’s 2016 higher education white paper, fear not, it’s almost as exciting as its title 'Success as a Knowledge Economy: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice' is pithy. By Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan, a third year English student at the University of Oxford. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Sturgeon gave in to unions on school tests, Davidson says

 

Nicola Sturgeon was accused of giving in to pressure from the teaching unions yesterday amid claims that she has agreed to water down new national tests for schoolchildren. By Hamish Macdonell, The Times. Also reported by The Telegraph.

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Times
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Telegraph

Letter: To encourage his pupils, Eddie O’Hara translated pop songs into Latin

 

Letter to The Telegraph about the creative teaching methods of, Eddie O'Hara, a former Latin and Greek teacher at the Perse School in Cambridge.

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Guardian

Cricket is cutting out whole sections of British society

 

Scyld Berry writes for The Telegraph questioning why almost all of England’s 670 Test cricketers come from three main categories. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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