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Daily News Summary
3 Oct 2016

image Headmasters' warning against public-private sector 'arranged marriage'
image Tutor-proof tests to improve mix in grammar schools
image Grammar schools will not be in every town, says Theresa May
image Schools plan to shut one day a week to save cash: Parents are warned of dramatic cost-cutting measures as heads warn of crippling budget cuts
image Scottish Tory leader Davidson to renew calls to scrap controversial Named Person scheme
image Computers and textbooks will not solve growing global education crisis alone, major report finds
image Student loans ‘increasing the divide between rich and poor’
image Students stage walkout in protest over 'patronising' sexual consent classes

Headmasters' warning against public-private sector 'arranged marriage'

 

At his speech to HMC Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon, Mike Buchanan, chair of HMC and head of Ashford School, will say "forcing" the sectors to work together is "fraught with difficulties". BBC News. Also in Guardian, TES, Mail, Telegraph.

The Mail is again using the incorrect figure of charitable status being worth £700m / year to independent schools. The correct sum is £150m / year (or £700m over the course of a 5 year parliament). A correction is being requested.

You can follow the HMC conference live on Twitter at #hmcconf16.

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Daily Mail
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Telegraph

Tutor-proof tests to improve mix in grammar schools

 

Entrance exams for the new generation of grammar schools could be made “tutor-proof” to prevent wealthy parents effectively buying their children a place under plans being examined by ministers. By Nicola Woolcock, Michael Savage, Times.

Article references Mike Buchanan's speech to HMC (above).

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Times

Grammar schools will not be in every town, says Theresa May

 

The plan to lift the ban on grammar schools is not about reintroducing them to every town and city in England, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. BBC News. Her interview with Andrew Marr is also reported in Mail and TES.

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BBC
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Daily Mail
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TES

Schools plan to shut one day a week to save cash: Parents are warned of dramatic cost-cutting measures as heads warn of crippling budget cuts

 

More than 150 state primary and secondary school heads in West Sussex sent parents a letter last week warning they were considering drastic cost-cutting measures, including 'modifying school opening hours'. By Jonathan Petre, Mail on Sunday. Also in TES.

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Mail on Sunday
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TES

Scottish Tory leader Davidson to renew calls to scrap controversial Named Person scheme

 

Ruth Davidson will renew calls for the Scottish Government to scrap its controversial named-person scheme in her address to the Conservative party conference. TES.

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TES

Computers and textbooks will not solve growing global education crisis alone, major report finds

 

Simply spending money on computers and materials will not solve a growing global education crisis, experts have warned. By Rachael Pells, Independent.

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Independent

Student loans ‘increasing the divide between rich and poor’

 

People without access to family money while at university are struggling, demonstrated by increasing demand for welfare services, says a new study. By Daniel Boffey, Guardian.

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Guardian

Students stage walkout in protest over 'patronising' sexual consent classes

 

'Consent talks are patronising', one student argued, 'if students really need lessons in how to say yes or no then they should not be at university'. By Rachael Pells, Independent.

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Independent

 

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