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Daily News Summary
28 Sep 2016

image School's out forever: New Zealand's plan to allow children to study online raises the question 'what are schools for?'
image Teach pupils how jihadists think, Welby urges
image Abuse inquiry in crisis after top lawyer threatens to quit
image UTC architect Lord Baker slams government over ‘narrow’ EBacc
image Our narrow academic curriculum is regressive and will severely limit the skills our country needs
image Teacher severance pay cap will cost schools, warns union
image 'Why are we so bad at teaching teachers to manage behaviour?'
image Through fantasy, children face their fears and become braver

School's out forever: New Zealand's plan to allow children to study online raises the question 'what are schools for?'

 

As we debate whether the increase in the number of grammar schools will improve social mobility, or even if selection at the age of 11 is a good thing or not, education elsewhere in the world moves on. By Peter Tait, former Head at Sherborne Preparatory School.

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Telegraph

Teach pupils how jihadists think, Welby urges

 

Schoolchildren must be taught religious literacy to help them to understand the atrocities carried out by jihadist terrorists, the Archbishop of Canterbury has told head teachers. By Kaya Burgess. Times.

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Times

Abuse inquiry in crisis after top lawyer threatens to quit

 

The most senior lawyer at the national child abuse inquiry is poised to resign in a move that could deal the £100 million investigation a fatal blow. By Sean O'Neill, Times.

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Times

UTC architect Lord Baker slams government over ‘narrow’ EBacc

 

The architect of the University Technical College (UTC) model has launched a scathing attack on the government’s “narrow” English Baccalaureate (EBacc), slamming it as a “missed opportunity” to fulfil the prime minister’s vision for social mobility. By Billy Camden, Schools Week. Also reported by TES.

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Schools Week
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TES

Our narrow academic curriculum is regressive and will severely limit the skills our country needs

 

Kenneth Baker, chair of education charity the Edge Foundation and former Education Secretary from 1986 to 1989, discusses our education system in comparison with other countries across the world. Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Teacher severance pay cap will cost schools, warns union

 

Schools are facing the prospect of more costly employment tribunals after the government announced it was clamping down on generous exit packages, a union leader has claimed. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Why are we so bad at teaching teachers to manage behaviour?'

 

Classroom craft, behaviour management, or simply running a room - whatever you call it, we're terrible at training NQTs in it. But if we get it right, it will be education's magic bullet, argues the government's behaviour tsar. By Tom Bennett, TES.

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TES

Through fantasy, children face their fears and become braver

 

Stories of the imagination are a great classroom tool, taking children to new worlds and teaching them to question their own. By Cornelia Funke, Children's author best known for her Inkheart trilogy. Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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