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Daily News Summary
10 May 2016

image SATs: Pupils in tears after sitting 'incredibly difficult' reading test
image Sats tests: Second paper published online 'by mistake'
image "Private schools are the elephant in the room of educational policy"
image Teachers and leaders split over the solution to the staffing crisis
image 'Teachers need autonomy in the classrooms – as do students over their own learning'
image School plan is 19th century, says Tory lord
image 'It's criminal the amount of time given over to SATs material that even the Prime Minister struggles with'
image Durham School questions delay after refugee places offer
image ‘Leicester City’s success is an example to all school leaders – and the city’s pupils might up their game, too’

SATs: Pupils in tears after sitting 'incredibly difficult' reading test

 

Pupils have been left in tears by the first of this year's Sats according to teachers who have branded the reading test as “incredibly difficult”, “ridiculous” and “bloody tough”. By Helen Ward, TES. Also reported in Telegraph.

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TES
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Telegraph

Sats tests: Second paper published online 'by mistake'

 

A grammar, punctuation and spelling test due to be taken by 600,000 children aged 10 and 11 in England has been accidentally published online. BBC News. Also reported in Guardian.

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BBC
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Guardian

"Private schools are the elephant in the room of educational policy"

 

Letters to the editor of the Guardian.

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Guardian

Teachers and leaders split over the solution to the staffing crisis

 

Primary teachers reject leaders’ plan to axe non-contact time and increase their hours. By Harry Hepburn, TES Scotland.

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TES

'Teachers need autonomy in the classrooms – as do students over their own learning'

 

Ahead of his school's upcoming leadership conference, Keith Budge, headmaster of Bedales School, explains why school leaders need to start looking at the bigger picture. TES.

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TES

School plan is 19th century, says Tory lord

 

Plans to make almost every teenager study a foreign language until they are 16 have been challenged by a former education secretary for failing to prepare for the “digital revolution”. By Greg Hurst, Times.

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Times

'It's criminal the amount of time given over to SATs material that even the Prime Minister struggles with'

 

Comment by Peter Tait, former head of Sherborne Prep school. Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Durham School questions delay after refugee places offer

 

The headmaster at a boarding school in Durham has questioned why an offer, made eight months ago, to place unaccompanied Syrian refugee children had still not been taken up. Features Kieran McLaughlin, Headmaster of Durham School. ITV.

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ITV News

‘Leicester City’s success is an example to all school leaders – and the city’s pupils might up their game, too’

 

Headteachers should take note of how this improbable feat of footballing glory was achieved, writes John Dunford, TES.

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TES

 

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