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Daily News Summary
7 August 2018

image Independent school becomes base for football coaching revolution
image Online training packages to help teacher workload
image 'Actions, not words, will show if the Government is serious about closing the early years gap'
image 'Teachers and pupils deserve to have the holiday off'
image 'Applying to university after receiving A-level grades is not the answer'
image Top universities should offer vocational degrees in bid to improve diversity, says chair of Education Select Committee
image Exam results day for Scottish pupils

Independent school becomes base for football coaching revolution

 

An intensive football programme is being run at Bradfield College in Berkshire, which sees budding footballers train as they might at a club academy whilst spending an equal amount of time engaged in A-level tuition. By Jim White, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Online training packages to help teacher workload

 

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, has called on technology companies to help improve teaching and reduce teacher workload. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

Read the Department for Education press release.

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Schools Week

'Actions, not words, will show if the Government is serious about closing the early years gap'

 

Luciana Berger, Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree, and Lucy Powell, MP for Manchester Central, write for The Times discussing the early years gap.

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The Times

'Teachers and pupils deserve to have the holiday off'

 

Bernard Trafford, interim headteacher of the Purcell School, writes in Tes arguing that teachers and pupils deserve to have the holidays off without having to find a holiday job.

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Tes

'Applying to university after receiving A-level grades is not the answer'

 

Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, writes in The Guardian discussing the rise in unconditional university offers and arguing that pupils should not apply to university after receiving their results.

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The Guardian

Top universities should offer vocational degrees in bid to improve diversity, says chair of Education Select Committee

 

Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Education Select Committee, has said top universities should be more open to vocational degrees and qualifications in order to improve diversity in higher education. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Exam results day for Scottish pupils

 

Students across Scotland are receiving exam results today in their National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers. BBC News.

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BBC

 

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