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Daily News Summary
18 Oct 2016

image Archaeology A level is next specialist arts subject to be killed off
image Should we study porn in schools?
image State schools pupils and Oxbridge ambitions
image Heads go to Downing Street with 'dire' funding warning
image Sats: Teachers crank up classroom creativity ahead of possible boycott
image What society lets families fear deportation for sending children to school?
image Inside the world of the £1,000-an-hour super-tutor
image 2016 Education Journalism Awards

Archaeology A level is next specialist arts subject to be killed off

 

Some of Britain’s leading archaeologists have spoken out against plans to abolish the subject at A level amid concerns about the narrowing of the school curriculum. By Greg Hurst, Times. Also reported by Guardian, BBC News, TES and Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Should we study porn in schools?

 

Following recent comments that the study of pornographic videos should be compulsory in schools, Dr James Whitehead, Headmaster at Downside School, discusses the implications this would have.

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State schools pupils and Oxbridge ambitions

 

Louise Simpson, Head at St Paul’s School in São Paulo writes to the Times discussing how partnerships between independent and state schools are an excellent way to raise aspirations among pupils.

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Times

Heads go to Downing Street with 'dire' funding warning

 

Head teachers have written to Theresa May to warn that a funding crisis could make schools reduce hours, lay off staff or stop teaching some subjects. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Sats: Teachers crank up classroom creativity ahead of possible boycott

 

Staff will be encouraging pupils to read 'without stopping to count the pronouns and note the adjectives' as part of a campaign against Sats. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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TES

What society lets families fear deportation for sending children to school?

 

The #BoycottSchoolCensus campaign won concessions over collecting data on children’s nationality – but in the current chilling climate parents still fear getting caught out. By Laura McInerney, Guardian.

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Guardian

Inside the world of the £1,000-an-hour super-tutor

 

Calls from the butler, football in the ballroom and an eight-year-old boy with 15 tutors. The Times delves into the world of 'super tutors' featuring Mark Maclaine, founder of Tutorfair, an agency that teaches the rich to reach the poor. By Helen Rumbelow, Times.

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2016 Education Journalism Awards

 

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations has announced the shortlist of finalists within Education Journalism, many of whose stories appear regularly in the DNS.

 

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