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Daily News Summary
4 Oct 2016

image Students think freshers' week is 'a waste of time and money', say heads
image Harsh grading blamed for decline in students sitting modern foreign languages
image Pressure to look perfect hits girls' confidence, say Guides
image The IB is a curriculum for the modern world
image 'Taking a headship comes with huge risks: putting a ceiling on pay-offs for school leaders is madness'
image 'Resistance' to EBacc is one reason for more grammars, says Nick Gibb
image Four things we learned from Nicky Morgan at Conservative conference
image Who was the first politician to announce the end of grammar schools?

Students think freshers' week is 'a waste of time and money', say heads

 

Students think freshers' week is a waste of time and money and would prefer to start courses straight away than spend the first days drinking, leading independent school head teachers have said.

From HMC Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph. Also in BBC News, Mail, Times, ITV News and elsewhere.

Articles quote HMC general secretary William Richardson, head of Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School Peter Hamilton and head of King's School Chester Chris Ramsey.

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Harsh grading blamed for decline in students sitting modern foreign languages

 

Harsh grading is resulting in a decline in the number of students sitting modern foreign languages, with native speakers performing less well than those whose mother tongue is English, it has been claimed.

From HMC Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon. By Press Association for Mail. Also in TES.

Articles quote head of Portsmouth Grammar School James Priory, HMC general secretary William Richardson, HMC chair and head of Ashford School Mike Buchanan, head of Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School Peter Hamilton and head of King's School Chester Chris Ramsey.

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TES

Pressure to look perfect hits girls' confidence, say Guides

 

Girls in the UK are markedly less confident about their looks than they were five years ago, research by Girlguiding suggests. By Judith Burns, BBC News. Also in Mail, TES.

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TES

The IB is a curriculum for the modern world

 

With an abiding philosophy and growing following, the International Baccalaureate is the best way to prepare students for their future lives, argues Michael Carslaw, head of St Leonards School in St Andrews. TES.

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'Taking a headship comes with huge risks: putting a ceiling on pay-offs for school leaders is madness'

 

It’s already hard to recruit school leaders – look at league tables, academisation and Ofsted, argues Bernard Trafford, head of RGS Newcastle. Telling them that they won't get a decent pay-off if they have to move on will only put many more off taking the top job. TES.

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TES

'Resistance' to EBacc is one reason for more grammars, says Nick Gibb

 

The belief that poorer pupils aren't suited to an academic curriculum has fuelled the need for grammars, minister claims. By Richard Vaughan, TES.

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Four things we learned from Nicky Morgan at Conservative conference

 

Nicky Morgan gave Conservative Party Conference delegates a rare insight into her time as education secretary when she addressed a fringe event on educational inequality this morning. Freddie Whittaker of Schools Week sets out what we learned…

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Who was the first politician to announce the end of grammar schools?

 

Continuing her series looking back on the history of education and education policy, Laura McInerney of Schools Week looks back to the 1960s.

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