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Daily News Summary
27 May 2016

image Companies should ask job applicants whether they went to private school, says Minister
image Exam regulator clamps down on re-marks
image Independent schools challenge twice as many exam results as state schools
image Six things we learned from today's exam entry figures
image A good school nearby adds £200,000 to house price
image Schools must aim higher than teaching to the test
image 'Sir Michael Wilshaw might want more mavericks, but nonconformism has been ground out of the system'
image A third of teacher training places unfilled in Wales

Companies should ask job applicants whether they went to private school, says Minister

 

Companies should ask job applicants whether they went to private school in a bid to stop discrimination against the poor, a minister said yesterday. By Laura Hughes, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Exam regulator clamps down on re-marks

 

England's exams regulator is clamping down on the "unfair advantage" gained by some schools which seek high numbers of GCSE and A-level re-marks. By Hannah Richardson, BBC. Widely reported in other titles.

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Telegraph
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Times

Independent schools challenge twice as many exam results as state schools

 

Independent schools are more likely to challenge exam results than their state counterparts, Ofqual research shows. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Six things we learned from today's exam entry figures

 

Ofqual has published revealing statistics for this summer's GCSE and A-level entries. By Kay Wiggins, TES.

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TES

A good school nearby adds £200,000 to house price

 

Families pay a premium of up to £200,000 extra for a house close to a good school, new figures show. By Nicola Woolcock, Times.

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Times

Schools must aim higher than teaching to the test

 

Ask a man in the street what education is for, and an immediate response might be "to equip young people with the skills to get a job". Well, yes, but is education not about a lot more than that? Opinion for Telegraph by Bernice McCabe, headmistress of North London Collegiate School.

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Telegraph

'Sir Michael Wilshaw might want more mavericks, but nonconformism has been ground out of the system'

 

The Ofsted boss says we should have more "mavericks" in our schools, but he leads a section of government machinery that has done more than any other to destroy the idea of free-thinking teachers and leaders. Opinion for TES by Bernard Trafford, headmaster of Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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TES

A third of teacher training places unfilled in Wales

 

A third of secondary school teacher training places were not filled at the start of this academic year, official figures show. By Bethan Lewis, BBC News.

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