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Daily News Summary
23 Mar 2016

image Primary schools face staff shortages as government orders School Direct recruitment shut-down
image New chief schools adjudicator named
image Children put in the bottom maths group at primary believe they’ll never be any good
image Can the Micro Bit inspire a million?
image 'Toughest' and 'best' teacher training in Wales promised
image Pate’s delivers sharp lesson in interest rates
image Great Barr schoolboy, 11, who wants to be Prime Minister wins place at Eton

Primary schools face staff shortages as government orders School Direct recruitment shut-down

 

There are growing concerns that primary schools will be left short-staffed as all major training routes for primary teachers have now been closed for this year. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

New chief schools adjudicator named

 

Civil servant Shan Scott will become England’s new chief schools adjudicator, the education secretary has confirmed. By Eleanor Busby, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

Children put in the bottom maths group at primary believe they’ll never be any good

 

Jayden wasn’t getting on with his maths work. “Can I help you Jayden?” I asked. “I can’t do this work, Miss, I’m only a moped.” By Rachel Marks, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Can the Micro Bit inspire a million?

 

It was last May that the BBC unveiled an ambitious plan to give a million schoolchildren a tiny device designed to inspire them to get coding. Now, after a few bumps in the road, the Micro Bits are finally ending up in the hands of children. By Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC News online. References Rishworth School in Yorkshire.

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BBC

'Toughest' and 'best' teacher training in Wales promised

 

Wales will have the "toughest" and the "best" teacher training system in the UK, the education minister has pledged. BBC News online.

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BBC

Pate’s delivers sharp lesson in interest rates

 

Ben Broadbent, deputy governor of the Bank of England, applauded Pate’s Grammar School for its “impressive thinking” after the Cheltenham-based college won the Bank’s annual Target 2.0 interest rate challenge. By Philip Aldrick, The Times. References Magdalen College School.

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Times

Great Barr schoolboy, 11, who wants to be Prime Minister wins place at Eton

 

Amay Chaurasia sets sights on a career in politics after being awarded two prestigious scholarships. By Aneeta Bhole, Birmingham Mail. References Summer Fields School and Eton College.

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