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Daily News Summary
25 July 2018

image Closing the attainment gap between poorest children and their peers will take 100 years, says think tank
image What are degree apprenticeships?
image Free schools - what are they and have they been a success?
image Teacher pay - what schools need to know
image Mental health support teams will start working with schools by the end of 2019
image Excluded children are becoming a growing education 'scandal', MPs warn
image Student life in the 18th-century

Closing the attainment gap between poorest children and their peers will take 100 years, says think tank

 

According to think tank Education Policy Institute (EPI), the attainment gap between the poorest children and their GCSE classmates will take a century to close. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

Read a comment piece by David Laws, executive chairman of EPI and schools minister between 2012 and 2015.

Schools Week details the areas with the biggest disadvantage gap.

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The Times

What are degree apprenticeships?

 

iNews includes two articles focusing on A-level results - one details the need-to-knows on degree apprenticeships and the other advises students on how to prepare for results day. By Richard Vaughan.

Free schools - what are they and have they been a success?

 

The Telegraph looks into the success of free schools, which were introduced by the last coalition government in a bid to raise standards and increase school places. By Sophie Inge.

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The Telegraph

Teacher pay - what schools need to know

 

Following the Government's announcement yesterday on teacher pay arrangements, Schools Week details what schools need to know. By Freddie Whittaker.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, writes in Tes on the subject of teacher pay.

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Schools Week

Mental health support teams will start working with schools by the end of 2019

 

The Department for Education and Department of Health have confirmed that mental health support teams will be place in schools “by December 2019". By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Excluded children are becoming a growing education 'scandal', MPs warn

 

The Commons' Education Committee has warned schools that are failing to keep on challenging pupils are showing a “lack of moral accountability”. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Student life in the 18th-century

 

According to a historian, today's students are far more well behaved than their 18th-century counterparts. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

 

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