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Daily News Summary
27 Sep 2016

image Meet the teenagers taking the business world by storm
image Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members
image Read this story of cuts to mental health services in schools and weep – the situation is bleak
image Labour to set out plans for early years taskforce
image How the DofE Award develops skills for work
image Parents 'expected to pay up to £5,372 a year' towards university costs
image Will you take part in Naked Teaching Day?

Meet the teenagers taking the business world by storm

 

A number of teenage entrepreneurs have found an alternative route to university and see the importance of encouraging other teenagers into business. By Matthew Chapman, Guardian. References pupils from Milton Abbey School in Dorset, Eton College and Streatham & Clapham High School.

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Guardian

Labour plans grammar schools debate after issue tops poll of members

 

The Labour Party conference is to hold a special debate on grammar schools and consider whether to make scrapping selection altogether a party policy after the issue topped a list of concerns among members. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Read this story of cuts to mental health services in schools and weep – the situation is bleak

 

This week, leaked documents uncovered by Labour MP and former shadow minister for mental health Luciana Berger revealed evidence that she claims proves the government intends to spend less on mental health care next year, for the third year running. By Natasha Devon, TES.

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TES

Labour to set out plans for early years taskforce

 

Labour is to launch a taskforce to "transform early years provision" for all families, shadow education secretary Angela Rayner is to say. BBC News.

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BBC

How the DofE Award develops skills for work

 

Peter Westgarth explains why over 100 top UK employers have endorsed a DofE Award as a measure of a young person's soft skills. By Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Independent Education Today.

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IE Today

Parents 'expected to pay up to £5,372 a year' towards university costs

 

As students across the country prepare to start university for the first time, analysis of student loan data has revealed that many parents may be feeling the pinch. By Josie Gurney-Read, Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News.

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Telegraph
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BBC

Will you take part in Naked Teaching Day?

 

Charity urges staff to spend a day teaching without resources to raise money for the developing world. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

 

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