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Daily News Summary
9 Mar 2016

image Should we get rid of school uniform?
image Stephen Hawking pays tribute to his 'inspirational' maths teacher in a moving video
image DfE seeks to reassure teachers with "clarification" of controversial new primary assessments
image Schools losing out under new funding formula to be given cash for redundancies
image Teachers in deprived schools 'more likely to be inexperienced'
image Minister will brave teachers’ conference
image Government names new head of Ofqual
image Teacher recruitment advert complaints rejected

Should we get rid of school uniform?

 

Does what pupils wear really matter? Teachers, Alistair Brownlow and Keith Metcalf, discuss the need for conformity in the classroom. The Telegraph. Quotes Alistair Brownlow, Co-principal at Rochester Independent School (RIC); Keith Metcalfe, Deputy head master elect at Harrow School and references Christ's Hospital School.

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Telegraph

Stephen Hawking pays tribute to his 'inspirational' maths teacher in a moving video

 

Stephen Hawking has honoured his maths teacher at St Albans School, Dikran Tahta, in a moving video tribute. Reported by The Times, BBC News online, TES and Evening Standard.

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Times
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TES
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Evening Standard

DfE seeks to reassure teachers with "clarification" of controversial new primary assessments

 

The government has sought to reassure teachers who are up in arms about new primary assessment arrangements with a much-anticipated clarification document published tonight. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

Schools losing out under new funding formula to be given cash for redundancies

 

Schools set to lose money under a new national funding system will this year be given government cash to pay for “restructuring” costs such as redundancies, it has emerged. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Geraint Johnes, Professor of Economics at Lancaster University, also discusses the way schools are funded in The Conversation.

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TES
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The Conversation

Teachers in deprived schools 'more likely to be inexperienced'

 

Study finds teachers in schools serving poorer areas tend to be in early years of career and therefore less effective. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by Schools Week. TES is also reporting that teachers would be more likely to work in tough schools if given more money and free periods, a poll suggests.

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Guardian
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Schools Week
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TES

Minister will brave teachers’ conference

 

One of Britain’s oddest trade union traditions will come to an end at Easter when teachers are addressed by a real Conservative cabinet minister rather than staring at a cardboard cutout. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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Times

Government names new head of Ofqual

 

Sally Collier, chief executive officer of the Crown Commercial Service, has been named as the government's preferred candidate for chief regulator of Ofqual. TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

Teacher recruitment advert complaints rejected

 

A teacher recruitment advert that prompted 140 complaints did not exaggerate teachers' pay, the advertising watchdog has ruled. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

 

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