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Daily News Summary
30 Mar 2016

image 'The importance of great teaching on children's success'
image Parents ‘passing on worries over school places to their children’
image 'Excessive' focus on results is turning schools into 'exam factories', union leader says
image Stem and languages specialists 'more likely to go to top universities'
image Teachers threaten national strikes if government fails to respond to pay demands
image Toddlers 'need early years teachers in nurseries'
image Rural schools could double staffing levels under new funding formula
image Quiz: Can you identify a simile, oxymoron and metaphor?

'The importance of great teaching on children's success'

 

We seem to be no closer to establishing what the most important factors are that make children succeed, apart from brilliant teachers, writes Peter Tait. The Telegraph. Peter Tait is former headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School.

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Telegraph

Parents ‘passing on worries over school places to their children’

 

Parents of children as young as four have been warned not to let their own anxieties rub off on their children when applying to top independent schools. By Anna Davis, Evening Standard.

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Evening Standard

'Excessive' focus on results is turning schools into 'exam factories', union leader says

 

Too much testing is "bad for pupils" and "bad for teachers" says NUT general secretary. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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TES

Stem and languages specialists 'more likely to go to top universities'

 

A level students focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects or languages are more likely to go to Russell Group institutions, according to research. By Irena Barker, TES.

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TES

Teachers threaten national strikes if government fails to respond to pay demands

 

Teachers will ballot for a national campaign of strike action if the government does not listen to their proposals for a “new start” for teachers’ pay. By Eleanor Busby, TES. Also reported by The Independent.

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TES
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Independent

Toddlers 'need early years teachers in nurseries'

 

Every nursery in England should have a qualified early years teacher to help toddlers develop skills like speech and language, a children's charity says. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News online. Also reported by TES.

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BBC
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TES

Rural schools could double staffing levels under new funding formula

 

School bosses warn that while revised funding will benefit rural areas, previously well-off London and city schools could now suffer as tables turn. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Quiz: Can you identify a simile, oxymoron and metaphor?

 

Over a quarter of parents also struggle with the names of planets and key maths principles, but how well do you remember early school lessons? By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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