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Daily News Summary
11 June 2018

image Letters: The LAE model and making maths accessible
image Teachers recognised in Queen's birthday honours list
image The importance of mock exams
image Scientists say sleep aids exam revision
image Students react to reformed GCSEs and A-levels
image Call for more people to consider becoming a school governor
image House of Lords committee criticises tuition fee system
image SEND festival founders encourage 'mainstream teachers' to attend event

Letters: The LAE model and making maths accessible

 

Richard Cairns, headmaster at Brighton College, has written to The Telegraph suggesting the London Academy of Excellence model could be replicated in other areas to help increase the number of ethnic minorities and disadvantaged pupils attending top universities.

In a separate letter to The Telegraph, Neil Roskilly, chief executive officer at the Independent Schools Association, encourages the Institute of Engineering and Technology to work with schools to make maths more accessible and relevant.

Teachers recognised in Queen's birthday honours list

 

Tes rounds up the people working in education whose efforts were recognised last week in the Queen's birthday honours list. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

The importance of mock exams

 

A teacher and ambassador for education charity Shine writes for Tes about exam preparation and the importance of sitting mocks. By Andrew Otty.

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Tes

Scientists say sleep aids exam revision

 

New research shows that taking a nap after studying will help students remember facts and figures. By Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

Students react to reformed GCSEs and A-levels

 

The Sunday Times reports on how students and schools are coping with the reformed GCSEs and A-levels, which it describes as 'the hardest yet'.

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The Sunday Times

Call for more people to consider becoming a school governor

 

The chief executive of Governors for Schools has said that Facetime or Skype can be used to connect governors with rural schools, following a call by Damian Hinds for people from different backgrounds and professions to become a school governor or trustee. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

House of Lords committee criticises tuition fee system

 

A report by the House of Lords economic affairs committee has criticised England's tuition fee system, saying it is both unfair and poor value for money. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

SEND festival founders encourage 'mainstream teachers' to attend event

 

The founders of FestABLE, the UK's first national festival of specialist learning, hope more 'mainstream teachers' will join educators, parents and pupils at their next event. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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