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Daily News Summary
20 December 2018

image Increase in employer contributions to the TPS will be "unaffordable" for many schools, colleges and universities
image Headteacher's campaign to "keep it real" on social media
image Independent schools more likely to appeal exam results
image 'The Government's immigration plans will damage schools and their pupils'
image How classics can drive social mobility
image Two thirds of academy chains are "failing" disadvantaged pupils

Increase in employer contributions to the TPS will be "unaffordable" for many schools, colleges and universities

 

The Telegraph reports on the proposed increase in employer contributions to the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) and its impact on the independent sector. By Camilla Turner. The article quotes Richard Harman, chief executive of the Association of Governing Bodies of Independent Schools and Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council.

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The Telegraph

Headteacher's campaign to "keep it real" on social media

 

BBC London News features a clip about social media campaign #headteachersreallife, which was set up by the headteacher of James Allen's Girls' School, Sally-Anne Huang, in order to counter impossibly perfect ideals with honest alternatives.

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BBC

Independent schools more likely to question exam results

 

Iain Gray, a Scottish Labour education spokesman, has said independent schools are roughly three times more likely to appeal exam results compared to their state counterparts. By Emma Seith, Tes.

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Tes

'The Government's immigration plans will damage schools and their pupils'

 

Ed Dorrell, head of content for Tes, argues that the Government’s immigration White Paper will be hugely damaging to the education sector.

Schools Week reports the Government has admitted the policy could impact teacher recruitment.

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Tes

How classics can drive social mobility

 

Matthew Fox, a professor of classics at the University of Glasgow, argues that a classics education is an "effective motor of social mobility" and can give people a better understanding of history and the contemporary world. Tes.

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Tes

Two thirds of academy chains are "failing" disadvantaged pupils

 

Research from the Sutton Trust has suggested two in three academy chains are “failing” pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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