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Daily News Summary
11 December 2018

image The impact of Brexit on schools
image DfE publishes answers to Lord's questions about Teachers’ Pension Scheme
image Sudbury model fee-charging school divides residents
image A look at the GCSE national reference test
image Survey reveals young people are sceptical of social mobility
image Researchers claim women and girls are less likely to be chosen for "brainy" tasks
image Head says December is toughest time for teachers

The impact of Brexit on schools

 

John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, writes for Tes about the ways in which Brexit will impact schools.

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Tes

DfE publishes answers to Lord's questions about Teachers’ Pension Scheme

 

Written questions about the proposed increase in the employer’s contribution to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, which were submitted by Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, have been answered by Lord Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System. The questions and answers are published in full online.

Sudbury model fee-charging school divides residents

 

The Guardian reports on a Sudbury model school in Kent, which does away with structured lessons or compulsory exams and instead has classrooms in which five to 18-year-olds work together with the assistance of teachers. By Iain Aitch.

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The Guardian

A look at the GCSE national reference test

 

Tes has published a "need to know" guide to Ofqual's GCSE national reference test. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

Survey reveals young people are sceptical of social mobility

 

A Social Mobility Commission survey has found many young adults believe life opportunities depend on social background. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

The Times reports on a poll by YouGov for the Social Mobility Commission, which revealed young people think university is a better pathway than an apprenticeship. By Greg Hurst.

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BBC

Researchers claim women and girls are less likely to be chosen for "brainy" tasks

 

A study by researchers at New York University has found that females are deemed intellectually inferior, with prejudices present in both adults and children. By Nicola Davis, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Head says December is toughest time for teachers

 

Michael Tidd, headteacher at a primary school in West Sussex, writes for Tes about the tendency for December to be 'filled with deadlines'.

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Tes

 

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