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Daily News Summary
8 August 2018

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image Mandarin lessons given to prepare pupils for Brexit
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BBC Newsnight: Independent schools and boarding school places

 

Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council, was interviewed last night on BBC Newsnight. The discussion focused on the Boarding School Partnerships initiative and went on to discuss what independent schools are doing for the wider education sector.

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The programme included an interview with Education Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, who said more independent schools should join the Government-backed Boarding School Partnerships scheme if they wanted 'to survive the hostile political environment'. Read the BBC News article, by Nicholas Watt.

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Mandarin lessons given to prepare pupils for Brexit

 

Mandarin lessons will be given to thousands of pupils across Manchester, in a bid to prepare them for Brexit. The Co-op Academies Trust will work alongside The Swire Chinese Language Foundation, which opened a centre in Manchester in association with The Manchester Grammar School. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

'Edtech should not be seen as a threat'

 

Cat Scutt, director of education and research at the Chartered College of Teaching, writes in Tes arguing that edtech should not be seen as a threat but, instead, something to aid teaching and improve lessons.

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Tes

Scottish exam results are lowest in five years

 

Yesterday, Scottish teenagers received their exam results but figures have shown pass rates have fallen to their lowest in five years. By Daniel Sanderson, The Times.

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The Times

 

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