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Daily News Summary
25 May 2016

image Wilshaw calls for more mavericks to shake up an 'ordinary education system'
image Choosing a school: what's the real cost of education?
image Head teachers say cancel primary test results
image 'Urgent action' needed over decline in language learning, Cambridge University warns
image SEND Focus: Why many Year 6 children with SEND still don't know which school they will be going to in September
image Free childcare 'has made no improvement in primary school exam results', research shows
image ‘In the Dark Ages of Austerity schools are being asked to absorb all of society’s problems’
image A day in the digital life of teenagers

Wilshaw calls for more mavericks to shake up an 'ordinary education system'

 

Speaking at a TES leadership conference at Bedales School in Hampshire, Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw is expected to say that England's education system is still “pretty ordinary” and needs more mavericks. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

Choosing a school: what's the real cost of education?

 

Peter Stanford reports on the decisions which go into choosing a school and the cost of education, both for state schools and independent. The Telegraph. Quotes the Independent Schools Council and recent research, commissioned by ISC, by Durham University’s Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring on "academic value added". Article also quotes Helen Fraser, chief executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust; Patrick Derham, Head at Westminster School; the Boarding Schools' Association and Andrew Colpus, Head at St Joseph’s College in Reading.

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Telegraph

Head teachers say cancel primary test results

 

Head teachers are calling on the education secretary to stop the publication of this year's primary school results in England. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by TES.

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BBC
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TES

'Urgent action' needed over decline in language learning, Cambridge University warns

 

The University of Cambridge is calling for a major rethink of the government’s approach to language learning, arguing that it should not be the responsibility of the Department for Education alone. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

SEND Focus: Why many Year 6 children with SEND still don't know which school they will be going to in September

 

Councils must work harder to speed up the transition review process to prevent children with SEND being left not knowing which secondary school they will be attending, says one academic. By Katherine Runswick-Cole, TES.

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TES

Free childcare 'has made no improvement in primary school exam results', research shows

 

Free nursery care for three year olds has made little or no improvement in primary school exam results, a nine-year study has revealed as academics say the Labour policy has had ‘no impact’.

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Telegraph

‘In the Dark Ages of Austerity schools are being asked to absorb all of society’s problems’

 

And then they’re not even consulted about what should really happen – especially in the area of children’s mental health, writes the Department for Education's former mental health champion. By Natasha Devon, TES.

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TES

A day in the digital life of teenagers

 

With each generation the public consciousness conjures up a new fear for our youth: where once it was rock ‘n’ roll, today the concern is that teenagers’ lives are dominated by digital media. By Sonia Livingstone, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

 

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