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Daily News Summary
4 May 2016

image Ben Fogle: Modern Lego is 'harming children's development'
image 'Politicians have ignored teachers' views on testing and pupils are paying the price'
image Must try harder: minister fails school test
image Primary academies show 'mixed results'
image Testing times ahead: what pupils will need to know (and when)
image Unicef: 75m children in desperate need of education support
image St Joseph's College features in the Queen's birthday book

Ben Fogle: Modern Lego is 'harming children's development'

 

At the Boarding Schools' Association conference in Manchester, Ben Fogle addressed over 200 independent school heads by arguing that modern Lego is harming children's development and stifling creativity. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

'Politicians have ignored teachers' views on testing and pupils are paying the price'

 

Parents in their thousands have protested today against a lifeless, test-orientated curriculum which is making schools a misery for their children. By Kevin Courtney, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian. TES also report on parents' rights to take children out of education and reference the BSA conference in Manchester.

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Telegraph
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Guardian
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TES

Must try harder: minister fails school test

 

A question about subordinating conjunctions is not expected to trouble an 11-year-old — but it certainly left the schools minister flustered. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by TES.

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Times
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TES

Primary academies show 'mixed results'

 

An analysis of primary school test results in England suggests that successful schools are not likely to improve when they become academies. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by Schools Week.

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BBC
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Schools Week

Testing times ahead: what pupils will need to know (and when)

 

The examination season is almost upon us. But how can parents know which is which – and which are more important than others? By Vivienne Durham, Head of Enjoy Education’s Schools Advisory Service and former head of Francis Holland School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Unicef: 75m children in desperate need of education support

 

Some 75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support, according to a new report by Unicef. BBC News online.

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BBC

St Joseph's College features in the Queen's birthday book

 

An independent school in Reading will be one of the organisations featured in the official commemorative publication for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration at Windsor Castle. Quotes Andrew Colpus, headmaster at St Joseph’s College. Get Reading.

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