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Daily News Summary
11 July 2018

image Professor explains why he is opening a new 'budget private school'
image 'Children who can't catch perform less well in reading, writing and maths'
image All-Party Parliamentary Group issues recommendations to improve apprenticeships
image What primary schools can do to help SEND pupils transition to secondary school
image Government too hasty to set up academies, committee finds
image Is the heatwave affecting our brainwaves?

Professor explains why he is opening a new 'budget private school'

 

Professor James Tooley writes in The Telegraph about why he is opening the Independent Grammar School: Durham, which he says will have fees totalling £2,700 for the year.

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The Telegraph

'Children who can't catch perform less well in reading, writing and maths'

 

A new study by researchers at the University of Leeds claims children aged between four and 11 who struggle to catch a ball perform less well in in reading, writing and maths exams. By Victoria Ward, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

All-Party Parliamentary Group issues recommendations to improve apprenticeships

 

Tes details eight recommendations from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Apprenticeships' report looking at how to improve apprenticeships. By Julia Belgutay.

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Tes

What primary schools can do to help SEND pupils transition to secondary school

 

Gemma Corby, a Sendco at a school in Norfolk, looks at what primary schools can do to support their SEND pupils as they move into secondary school. Tes.

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Tes

Government too hasty to set up academies, committee finds

 

In a report released today, the public accounts committee has expressed concern that lessons have not been learnt from high-profile academy failures. By Rajeev Syal and Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Is the heatwave affecting our brainwaves?

 

Students perform less well in cognitive tests when exposed to hotter temperatures, according to new research. By Tom Whipple, The Times.

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The Times

 

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