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Daily News Summary
19 July 2018

image Children in care offered school places at Eton and Rugby
image Lessons in mental health to be given to four-year-olds
image Bright, disadvantaged pupils fail to secure top grades at GCSE
image STEM subjects help with cybersecurity skills
image How to prepare for secondary school
image The effect of Brexit on FE

Children in care offered school places at Eton and Rugby

 

Both Eton College and Rugby School will be offering places to children in care under the new government-backed 'Partnership Bursaries' scheme, to which Winchester College, Charterhouse and Shrewsbury School have also signed up. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

This story is also reported by Tes.

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The Telegraph

Lessons in mental health to be given to four-year-olds

 

Schoolchildren in all primary and secondary schools in England will start lessons in mental health from autumn 2020. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Bright, disadvantaged pupils fail to secure top grades at GCSE

 

There is widespread coverage about a report by the Sutton Trust which has revealed that just over half of primary school children who are clever and disadvantaged fail to secure the top GCSE grades. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

STEM subjects help with cybersecurity skills

 

The Cyber Security Skills and the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure report has revealed that nurturing a child's interest in STEM subjects is vital for addressing the UK’s cybersecurity skills gap. By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

How to prepare for secondary school

 

The Telegraph offers advice to those about to start secondary school next term. By Glynis Kozma, The Telegraph. Quotes Shaun Fenton, headteacher of Reigate Grammar and Bernard Trafford, interim headmaster of The Purcell School.

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The Telegraph

The effect of Brexit on FE

 

Stephen Evans, chief executive of the Learning and Work Institute, details what Brexit means for further education. Tes.

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Tes

 

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