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Daily News Summary
9 Sep 2016

image Grammar Schools: PM's policy speech
image Tackling ‘too dangerous for children playing school rugby’
image Talking heads: Bedales’ Keith Budge on public school without hierarchy
image Teach First ditches PGCE for new diploma
image Child abuse inquiry is independent, insists chief
image Don’t confuse nationalism with our nation’s history
image Imagine a land where everyone loves teachers
image Record numbers call Childline over suicidal thoughts

Grammar Schools: PM's policy speech

 

There is widespread commentary from a number of papers following the Prime Minister's speech this morning, in which she discussed plans on grammar schools, faith schools and social mobility. The Telegraph features a live summary as the PM's plans were revealed; Times, Schools Week and Daily Mail report on the main themes of Mrs May's Speech; TES gives 9 key facts about May's education revolution and BBC News reports that all schools will get the right to select pupils by ability.

Mrs May discussed partnership work and charitable status of independent schools. Read ISC's response.

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Telegraph
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Times
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Schools Week
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Daily Mail
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TES
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BBC

Tackling ‘too dangerous for children playing school rugby’

 

Scientists have renewed calls for rugby tackling in schools to be banned, saying that children are risking serious injury from the game, which is overseen by teachers with little specialist training. The Times.

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Times

Talking heads: Bedales’ Keith Budge on public school without hierarchy

 

The first in a new series of interviews with head teachers, Eleanor Doughty speaks with Keith Budge, Headmaster of Bedales School. The Spectator.

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The Spectator

Teach First ditches PGCE for new diploma

 

Teach First is to replace its current programme with a two-year postgraduate diploma (PGDE), giving its paid participants two thirds of a master’s degree and leaving them more qualified than those who fork out up to £9,000 to do a university-based Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE). By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Also reported by TES. In a separate article by Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week also reports that teaching training courses are half empty as term approaches.

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Schools Week
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TES
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Schools Week

Child abuse inquiry is independent, insists chief

 

Almost a quarter of staff of the national child abuse inquiry have been recruited from the Home Office, its chairwoman disclosed yesterday, as she tried to allay fears that the body was not independent of the government. By Sean O'Neill, The Times.

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Times

Don’t confuse nationalism with our nation’s history

 

Jingoism is very distinct from knowing about British history, writes teacher Robert Peal – we shouldn’t let our distaste for the former stop us teaching the latter. Robert Peal teaches history at the West London Free School and is the author of the Knowing History series for key stage 3 students. TES.

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TES

Imagine a land where everyone loves teachers

 

Finland and Scotland have a lot in common – but we could learn a lot from the Scandinavian nation’s school system, writes TES reporter Henry Hepburn.

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TES

Record numbers call Childline over suicidal thoughts

 

Childline received an average of one call every 30 minutes from UK children with suicidal thoughts last year, the NSPCC has said. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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