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Daily News Summary
3 July 2018

image Majority of teachers would not recommend apprenticeships to their top pupils
image Springboard - transformative bursaries for disadvantaged children
image OCR fined after Shakespeare exam question blunder
image 'Schoolchildren should visit slaughterhouses'
image New series of measures announced to help LGBT pupils in schools
image Children's weight to be monitored in bid to identify obesity

Majority of teachers would not recommend apprenticeships to their top pupils

 

A survey published by the Sutton Trust has revealed that two in three secondary school teachers would not recommend apprenticeships to their top students. By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

Springboard - transformative bursaries for disadvantaged children

 

Epsom College in Surrey is one of a growing number of schools to adopt the Royal National Children's Springboard Foundation scheme - which gives pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds a fully-funded bursary place. Independent Schools Magazine. Article quotes Paul Williams, headteacher of Epsom College, and student, Kioni Wynter.

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Independent Schools Magazine

OCR fined after Shakespeare exam question blunder

 

Exam board, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations (OCR), has been fined for making a mistake in a GCSE English literature paper last year. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

'Schoolchildren should visit slaughterhouses'

 

A presenter of BBC’s Countryfile has stated all schoolchildren should be encouraged to visit slaughterhouses as part of the curriculum. By Ben Webster, The Times.

Do you think this is a good idea? Does your school use any innovative teaching methods to ensure pupils are aware of where their food has come from? If you'd like to write a blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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The Times

New series of measures announced to help LGBT pupils in schools

 

New guidance will be issued for schools on how to support LGBT pupils, after statistics revealed that almost one in 10 of the most serious incidents of homophobia involved a teacher. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Children's weight to be monitored in bid to identify obesity

 

Scottish children will have their weight monitored from birth through to adolescence, under plans to tackle obesity. By Daniel Sanderson, The Times.

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The Times

 

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