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Daily News Summary
17 December 2018

image Meet the King's College choristers
image Letters: Grammar schools and social mobility
image Investigation finds school software can remotely monitor children
image "Neither a car crash nor a roaring success" - EPI's education politics review of the year
image Misbehaving children push teachers away from the profession, says report
image Unconditional offers: "Universities are damned if they do, damned if they don't"
image Rise in school data security incidents following GDPR implementation
image Sex education lessons teach pupils that boys can have periods too

Meet the King's College choristers

 

The Telegraph writes a feature on the 16 prep school boys who are choristers at King's College School in Cambridge and who sing the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – listened to by tens of millions every Christmas Eve. By Guy Kelly.

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The Telegraph

Letters: Grammar schools and social mobility

 

John Claughton, former chief master at King Edward’s School Birmingham, and Richard Russell, headmaster of Colfe’s School, write to The Times arguing that changes made by The King Edward VI Academy Trust, to prioritise disadvantaged local children in their admissions criteria, will raise the aspirations of many children and aid social mobility.

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The Times

Investigation finds school software can remotely monitor children

 

An investigation by the Sunday Telegraph has found software designed to tackle extremism in schools can spy on pupils through webcams. By Ellie Zolfagharifard, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

"Neither a car crash nor a roaring success" - EPI's education politics review of the year

 

Natalie Perera, executive director of the Education Policy Institute (EPI), looks back at education policy in 2018. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Misbehaving children push teachers away from the profession, says report

 

A report published by the Policy Exchange think tank has said badly behaved children are pushing teachers away from the profession and recommends that “low-level” disruption is taken “far more seriously”. By Jack Maidment, The Telegraph.

Chris McGovern, chair of the Campaign for Real Education and a former headteacher, writes a comment piece in The Telegraph arguing that the Policy Exchange report "must be acted upon" to protect the future of our schools.

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The Telegraph

Unconditional offers: "Universities are damned if they do, damned if they don't"

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, writer, educationalist, musician and former independent school headteacher, discusses the recent controversy around university unconditional offers. Tes.

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Tes

Rise in school data security incidents following GDPR implementation

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office has reported a rise in reports of disclosure issues by the education sector. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Sex education lessons teach pupils that boys can have periods too

 

A report published by Brighton and Hove city council is encouraging teachers to discuss menstruation in a way that is "inclusive of all genders". By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

 

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