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Daily News Summary
24 Mar 2016

image Tomorrow’s leaders must come from outside gilded cage of fee-paying schools
image Parenting skills least important for school governors, survey finds
image Students given two final chances to resit legacy GCSEs
image Teachers protest against academy plan
image NASUWT conference: Recruitment, workload, marking and inspection on the agenda
image More students are dropping out of degrees
image Government rules on rulers in Sats tests
image 23 ways you know it's almost Easter
image Wishing you a very happy Easter

Tomorrow’s leaders must come from outside gilded cage of fee-paying schools

 

There's more than one sort of independent school and it's the independence, rather than fees, that will set children up better for tomorrow's world. Opinion by Alun Ebenezer, head of Fulham Boys School. Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Parenting skills least important for school governors, survey finds

 

Fewer than one in ten governors say parenting skills are important for membership of a governing body, a new survey shows. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Students given two final chances to resit legacy GCSEs

 

Students who fail to obtain a C grade in GCSE English or maths this summer will be given two final opportunities to resit the legacy qualifications, Ofqual has confirmed. By Stephen Exley, TES.

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TES

Teachers protest against academy plan

 

Teachers' unions are staging rallies against the government's plan to force all schools in England to become academies. The National Union of Teachers has organised protest rallies in London, Birmingham, Newcastle and other cities. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

NASUWT conference: Recruitment, workload, marking and inspection on the agenda

 

Teacher recruitment and retention, workload, marking and inspection will be among the key issues up for debate when the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) holds its annual conference this weekend. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

More students are dropping out of degrees

 

Thousands of teenagers are abandoning degree courses within the first year and the proportion is rising for the first time in three years. The number of students from poorer families dropping out of university has risen fastest of all, the figures show. By Nicola Woolcock, Times.

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Times

Government rules on rulers in Sats tests

 

Children will be allowed to bring rulers into their key stage 1 arithmetic test, the government says, after teachers faced conflicting guidance. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

23 ways you know it's almost Easter

 

With Sats on the way and revision lessons in full swing, it's no surprise that Easter is sneaking up on you. To help you spot the signs ahead of time, we've put together this handy list. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

Wishing you a very happy Easter

 

Whatever you are doing over Easter, everyone at ISC wishes you a very relaxing break. DNS will return on Tuesday, 29 March.

 

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