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Daily News Summary
18 Dec 2015

image Improvement notices at independent schools
image A quarter of language A-level entries come from privates
image The 'class gap' is growing and social mobility progress 'too slow'
image School leaders lack confidence in teaching the new curriculum, survey shows
image EXCLUSIVE: National curriculum test plans ‘contravene’ rights of SEN pupils, expert complains
image Pay rise for teachers 'would boost social mobility'
image Maths hubs in schools and centre of excellence urged by task force
image Secondary school teachers vote for industrial action over exams
image We need fewer exams and more wilderness in education
image It's official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout

Improvement notices at independent schools

 

Reports on independent schools served with improvement notices by the DfE. Published by The Telegraph, Schools Week, The Daily Mail and Yorkshire Post. Quotes ISC.

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The Telegraph
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Schools Week
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Daily Mail
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Regional Media

A quarter of language A-level entries come from privates

 

A quarter of all A-level entries for French, German and Spanish come from within the independent schools sector, new figures reveal. By Stephanie Broad, Independent Education Today. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council.

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IE Today

The 'class gap' is growing and social mobility progress 'too slow'

 

Following the publication of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, a number of papers have reported on the issue of the 'class gap' in society. This story is reported about in The Huffington Post, ITV News, BBC News online and Spiked Online.

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Huffington Post
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ITV News
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BBC
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School leaders lack confidence in teaching the new curriculum, survey shows

 

School leaders have revealed a lack of confidence in implementing the government’s new national curriculum in key subjects. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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Tes

EXCLUSIVE: National curriculum test plans ‘contravene’ rights of SEN pupils, expert complains

 

Complaints about new proposals for assessing pupils with lower attainment have been passed to the Children’s Commissioner after a special needs expert spotted they could contravene children’s rights. By Billy Camden, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Pay rise for teachers 'would boost social mobility'

 

Starting salaries for teachers should be put on a par with other graduate professions, a new government commissioned report into social mobility has recommended. By TES Reporter, The TES.

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Tes

Maths hubs in schools and centre of excellence urged by task force

 

A centre of excellence for maths and hubs in schools to promote the best ways of teaching the subject have been recommended by a task force. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Secondary school teachers vote for industrial action over exams

 

Secondary school teachers have overwhelmingly voted in favour of industrial action over the "excessive" workload caused by Scotland's new exams. By unnamed reporter, STV News.

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STV

We need fewer exams and more wilderness in education

 

Instead of pumping time and money into exams, we should focus on wellbeing and encouraging children to connect with the natural world. By Ben Fogle. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

It's official, teachers must relax over Christmas to avoid burnout

 
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The Guardian

 

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