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Daily News Summary
13 Sep 2016

image Letters following PM's education policy speech
image Grammar schools green paper: The 12 policy recommendations
image MPs seek better plan to fight school sexual harassment
image It's time for a slow teaching revolution
image Sex education is often taught by embarrassed, poorly trained teachers, study finds
image Special needs funding plan shown to be ‘unreliable’
image Humanists' legal challenge to school religious observance

Letters following PM's education policy speech

 

Letters in the Telegraph and Times from a number of Heads at ISC schools. Telegraph includes letters from Mike Piercy, Headmaster at The New Beacon and Jane Prescott, Headmistress at Portsmouth High School. Times features Anthony Seldon, former Master at Wellington College.

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Telegraph
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Times

Grammar schools green paper: The 12 policy recommendations

 

Schools Week has rounded up the full list of policy recommendations from the government’s grammar schools green paper published yesterday. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

MPs seek better plan to fight school sexual harassment

 

The government has no coherent plan for tackling sexual harassment and sexual violence in England's schools, say MPs. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Also reported by the Times, Telegraph, Independent, TES and Schools Week.

Read the full Commons Select Committee report including recommendations for ISI inspected schools.

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BBC
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Times
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Telegraph
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TES
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Independent

It's time for a slow teaching revolution

 

Roy Peachey, head of higher education and careers Woldingham School, writes for the Telegraph discussing the benefits of slow teaching by cramming less into lessons and allowing more time for thought and reflection.

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Telegraph

Sex education is often taught by embarrassed, poorly trained teachers, study finds

 

Schools are delivering poor-quality sex education, with some struggling to accept that young people are sexually active, experts say. TES.

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TES

Special needs funding plan shown to be ‘unreliable’

 

The government’s proposed new way of funding early education for children with special educational needs will fail to distribute resources adequately and result in some being “turned away”, an expert claims. By Ann McGauran, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Humanists' legal challenge to school religious observance

 

The Scottish government's decision not to allow older pupils to opt themselves out of religious observance is facing a legal challenge. BBC News online.

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BBC

 

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