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Daily News Summary
12 December 2018

image 'The industry should encourage more state schools to attempt the Oxbridge application process'
image No quick fix to the teacher recruitment crisis, says former education secretary
image Attainment gap widening between rich and poor Scottish pupils
image Italy's education minister tells teachers to ease homework burden this Christmas
image Scots have conservative attitude towards sex education, research suggests
image Enjoying the "little bits of joy" in the run-up to Christmas

'The industry should encourage more state schools to attempt the Oxbridge application process'

 

Dorothy MacGinty, head of Kilgraston School in Perthshire, argues it is unfair to 'bash the independent sector' for having a high number of pupils gaining places on Oxbridge courses and states all schools, regardless of sector, should encourage pupils to apply. Tes.

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Tes

No quick fix to the teacher recruitment crisis, says former education secretary

 

Justine Greening MP, former education secretary, has said there is no "quick fix" to the teacher shortage issue. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Attainment gap widening between rich and poor Scottish pupils

 

Statistics by the Scottish Government show the difference in educational performance between rich and poor primary school children is widening. By Chris Green, iNews.

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iNews

Italy's education minister tells teachers to ease homework burden this Christmas

 

Marco Bussetti, education secretary from Italy’s populist coalition, has told teachers to "limit the burden of homework during the holidays" due to the negative impact it can have on family time. By Nick Squires, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Scots have conservative attitude towards sex education, research suggests

 

A YouGov poll has found attitudes towards sex education in Scottish schools are relatively conservative. By Mark McLaughlin, The Times.

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The Times

Enjoying the "little bits of joy" in the run-up to Christmas

 

Roy Souter, headteacher at Stoke Hill Junior School in Exeter, gives five tips to teachers on how to appreciate the small things during the lead-up to Christmas. Tes.

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Tes

 

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