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Daily News Summary
30 Jun 2016

image Pat Glass resigns as Labour education shadow secretary
image New Ofsted chief inspector quizzed by Education Select Committee
image What do teachers and pupils REALLY think about A-levels and GCSEs? 7 findings from latest government figures
image Brexit news and comment
image Ofqual’s new chief: We can do more to prevent exam errors
image NUT strike: why are teachers set to strike on July 5?
image Social mobility has declined in the last decade, say three in four Britons
image 'On top of worrying about exam results and inspections, should teachers have to respond to complex global issues?'
image Fancy being a school leader? Our experts share their tips on how to make it

Pat Glass resigns as Labour education shadow secretary

 

Pat Glass has resigned as Labour's shadow education secretary, two days after being appointed by Jeremy Corbyn. BBC News. Also in Schools Week.

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Schools Week

New Ofsted chief inspector quizzed by Education Select Committee

 

The preferred candidate for chief inspector of schools, Amanda Spielman, has appeared befor the parliamentary Education Select Committee. This has been reported in a number of titles.

The BBC and Guardian focus on Ms Spielman's lack of teaching experience, whilst the Telegraph, Times and Schools Week report that the 'outsanding' school rating could be scrapped.

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Telegraph
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Times
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Schools Week

What do teachers and pupils REALLY think about A-levels and GCSEs? 7 findings from latest government figures

 

The exams regulator Ofqual today released its annual survey on the perception of A-levels and GCSEs. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Brexit news and comment

 

A week after polls opened in the EU referendum, news and opinion looking at various areas relating to schools and education continues.

John Walmsley, head of UWC Atlantic College in Llantwit Major says the vote shows how much we need international education; the Guardian and TES report on EU school children being fearful; Claire Fox says 'young people need to take the reins, rather than complain' in TES; and responding to a view in TES saying that politics has no place in the classroom, Richard Dain, senior deputy head at Godolphin School in Salisbury writes for the ISC blog saying it would be 'irresponsible' not to engage pupils in debate.

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Telegraph
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Guardian
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Ofqual’s new chief: We can do more to prevent exam errors

 

Ofqual needs to do more to stop “simple errors” in how schools deliver exams — although mistakes, security breaches and malpractice will continue, says new chief regulator Sally Collier. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Also in TES.

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Schools Week
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TES

NUT strike: why are teachers set to strike on July 5?

 

On July 5, members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will walk out in what will be the union's first national day of action since 2014. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Social mobility has declined in the last decade, say three in four Britons

 

Three out of four people believe class barriers are tougher to break through now than ten years ago, according to a major research project. By Steve Doughty, Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

'On top of worrying about exam results and inspections, should teachers have to respond to complex global issues?'

 

Can you discuss murder and violence in school? What if you inadvertently offend someone? Or it affects relations between different ethnic groups in class? Opinion by Stephen Hull of the British Council. TES.

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TES

Fancy being a school leader? Our experts share their tips on how to make it

 

Should you apply to a struggling school? How can you get strong experience? The Guardian rounds up advice from its live chat for aspiring headteachers.

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Guardian

 

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