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Daily News Summary
2 Mar 2016

image Schools urged to ban tackling in rugby
image Thousands of pupils miss chosen school
image Ofsted to manage early years inspections directly
image Not enough proof £2.7bn childcare spend is raising school standards, report says
image 'The Year 7 Sats resits represent an unintentional return to the 11-plus'
image Anarchy joins feminism on A-level politics syllabus
image Rescue plan for ailing Scottish Baccalaureate
image Message from ISC Associations: BSA and IAPS One Day Conference, “Change and Transition for Prep Boarders”
image Seven tips for a last-minute World Book Day costume

Schools urged to ban tackling in rugby

 

Dozens of health experts and academics have written to the Government calling for a ban on tackling in school rugby games. Reported by BBC News online, The Independent, Telegraph, Guardian and Daily Mail.
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Independent
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Telegraph
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Guardian
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Daily Mail

Thousands of pupils miss chosen school

 

Widespread coverage following National Offer Day where thousands have missed out on their first choice of secondary school this year. Reported by The Times, Telegraph and Independent.

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Telegraph
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Independent

Ofsted to manage early years inspections directly

 

Watchdog will bring scrutiny of early years in-house from next year so that it has greater control. By Adi Bloom, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Not enough proof £2.7bn childcare spend is raising school standards, report says

 

More research needs to be done into how the £2.7 billion spent on early years education is affecting school standards, the public spending watchdog said today. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

'The Year 7 Sats resits represent an unintentional return to the 11-plus'

 

The plans to make children resit their key stage 2 Sats will replace clarity with turmoil, focus with panic and learning with exam prep, writes the leader of a heads’ union. By Russell Hobby, general secretary of the NAHT headteachers’ union. TES.

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TES

Anarchy joins feminism on A-level politics syllabus

 

Teenagers will soon be able to study anarchy as part of the government’s A-level reforms. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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Times

Rescue plan for ailing Scottish Baccalaureate

 

The government is drawing up urgent proposals to save the Scottish Baccalaureate as interest in the flagship qualification spirals downwards, TESS can reveal. By Henry Hepburn, TES.

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TES

Message from ISC Associations: BSA and IAPS One Day Conference, “Change and Transition for Prep Boarders”

 

Keynote speakers will explore issues surrounding the pastoral care and mental health of children and pre-adolescents. The day will explore how children can be helped to cope with change, in a fast-paced world. The conference will take place on 12 May 2016, for more information click here.

Seven tips for a last-minute World Book Day costume

 

With World Book Day nearly upon us, we asked a wardrobe expert from London's West End to offer tips to any teachers that have yet to create a costume. TES.

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TES

 

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