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Daily News Summary
20 July 2018

image Immigrant pupils more positive about education
image Oxbridge bursaries receiving little take-up
image There should be more male teachers in early years
image Primary teachers' science knowledge is 'woefully inadequate
image The new GCSEs - what do they mean?
image How to compete with a future workforce of robots
image Exposure to bad language more concerning than online trolls, say parents
image First aid to be put on national curriculum

Immigrant pupils more positive about education

 

Researchers from the University of Bristol and the London School of Economics and Political Science have found that pupils from an immigrant background have a more positive attitude about education and its benefits compared to their native peers. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Oxbridge bursaries receiving little take-up

 

The university watchdog has issued a formal warned to Oxford and Cambridge University over access for students from poorer backgrounds. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

There should be more male teachers in early years

 

Tim Cooke writes for The Guardian about his experience as one of the few male nursery teachers.

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The Guardian

Primary teachers' science knowledge is 'woefully inadequate'

 

Lord Winston, a leading professor, has raised concerns about the basic science knowledge of many primary school teachers. Tes.

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Tes

The new GCSEs - what do they mean?

 

iNews details what the new GCSE grades actually mean and, in a separate article, what pupils should do if they fail their GCSE maths or English exam. By Richard Vaughan.

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iNews

How to compete with a future workforce of robots

 

Sathnam Sanghera discusses the skills children need in order to compete with a future workforce of robots. The Times.

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The Times

Exposure to bad language more concerning than online trolls, say parents

 

According to a poll by Mumsnet and Gransnet, parents are more worried about children being exposed to bad language online than grooming. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent

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The Independent

First aid to be put on national curriculum

 

Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, writes in support of the Government's announcement that first aid and CPR will be added to the national curriculum. The Times.

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The Times

 

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