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Daily News Summary
13 May 2016

image Ministers have 'run roughshod' over teachers on Sats and have a 'sinister' approach to school leaders, private head claims
image Tottenham Hotspur and Highgate want to open London school
image IB or A-levels: which is best?
image Exams shouldn't be stopped, children say
image Trainee teachers from northern England told to modify their accents
image More primary schools to be judged as ‘failing’
image 'Wellbeing and good mental health should be seen as equally as important as academic success'
image High Court to rule on Isle of Wight term-time holiday case

Ministers have 'run roughshod' over teachers on Sats and have a 'sinister' approach to school leaders, private head claims

 

Ministers have “run roughshod” over the wisdom and experience of teachers on Sats, a leading independent school head claimed today. Reports on the speech by Sarah Welch, head of Gosfield School and chair of the Independent Schools Association, at its annual conference. By Irena Barker, TES.

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TES

Tottenham Hotspur and Highgate want to open London school

 

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and a leading private school, Highgate School, are proposing a state sixth form in north London. Quotes Adam Pettitt, head of Highgate School. By Sean Coughlan, BBC. Also reported in Times and IE Today.

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Times
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IE Today

IB or A-levels: which is best?

 

key decision for parents of students heading into the sixth form is which route their child should take. While A-levels are by far the most popular option, the most widespread alternative, at both UK and international schools, is the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. By nick Morrison, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Exams shouldn't be stopped, children say

 

Most children want to sit ‘tougher’ SATs tests despite parents and teachers fierce opposition to the controversial exam, new research showed. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph. Also reported in TES.

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Telegraph
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TES

Trainee teachers from northern England told to modify their accents

 

Trainee teachers from the north of England are being asked to tone down their accents in order to be better understood in the classroom, according to research. By Sally Weale, Guardian. Also reported in Mail and Telegraph.

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Guardian
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Daily Mail
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Telegraph

More primary schools to be judged as ‘failing’

 

The number of primary schools below floor standards could rise by a fifth this year, TES can reveal, contradicting the impression given by education secretary Nicky Morgan. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

'Wellbeing and good mental health should be seen as equally as important as academic success'

 

Jan Dubiel discusses how government policies towards early years are brewing up a pandemic of mental health issues. TES.

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TES

High Court to rule on Isle of Wight term-time holiday case

 

The case of a father who refused to pay a £120 fine for taking his daughter on an unauthorised term-time holiday is due to be heard by the High Court.

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BBC

 

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