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Daily News Summary
18 Mar 2016

image Response to proposed changes by Ofqual to exam appeals system
image The Education White Paper
image Plans to scrap parent governors sparks row in schools shakeup
image 'How can we maximise our daughter's chances of getting into a competitive mixed-sex sixth form?'
image Teachers to face tough driving-test style assessments before qualifying in classroom
image An obituary: farewell to your Local Education Authority
image Meet the other boarders at Cheltenham College

Response to proposed changes by Ofqual to exam appeals system

 

Widespread coverage regarding plans to overhaul the exam appeals system which, school leaders have warned, are likely to harm students' future prospects. Reported by The Telegraph, Independent, TES and Daily Mail. Chris King, Chair of HMC and Headmaster of Leicester Grammar School, is quoted. The TES also quotes Peter Hamilton, headmaster of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, which can be read beyond the paywall.

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Telegraph
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Independent
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Daily Mail

The Education White Paper

 

Coverage following the publication of, education secretary, Nicky Morgan's White Paper which covers topics such as academisation, QTS, Ofsted inspections and improving grades of the brightest pupils. Reported by TES, Schools Week, The Guardian and BBC News online.

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TES
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TES
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Schools Week
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Guardian
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Telegraph
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BBC
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Telegraph

Plans to scrap parent governors sparks row in schools shakeup

 

Critics attack education secretary for ‘silencing’ parents as new system for accrediting teachers is announced. BY Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Telegraph and Times.

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Guardian
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Telegraph
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Times

'How can we maximise our daughter's chances of getting into a competitive mixed-sex sixth form?'

 

Ask the experts: Places in mixed sixth forms at top schools are often highly sought after, so what can you do to maximise your child's chances? By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. References Richard Cairns, Head at Brighton College and Vivienne Durham, former head at Francis Holland School.

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Telegraph

Teachers to face tough driving-test style assessments before qualifying in classroom

 

Applicants will have to show subject expertise in front of headteacher and an expert from another school before becoming a fully fledged teacher. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

An obituary: farewell to your Local Education Authority

 

By announcing that all schools will be expected to become academies, George Osborne has foretold the death of local authority involvement in education. By James Williams, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Meet the other boarders at Cheltenham College

 

Following the BSA's popular #boardinghousedogs hashtag, Cheltenham highlight the real benefits of having pets on site. IE Today. Quotes Senior House Mistress at Cheltenham College, Anna Cutts and references the Boarding Schools Association (BSA).

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IE Today

 

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