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Daily News Summary
12 June 2018

image Schools minister says boarding schools can be 'life-changing' for foster children
image Interim national schools commissioner revealed
image 'Experienced teachers face job security worries in climate of cuts'
image T-levels: Are they the future of vocational qualifications?
image OECD report finds teaching is less attractive than other professions
image Primary schools invited to take part in air pollution study
image Ofsted called on to help reduce teacher workload

Schools minister says boarding schools can be 'life-changing' for foster children

 

Lord Agnew will today unveil a new report - endorsed by the Boarding Schools Partnership (BSP) - which details the positive impact boarding school placements have had on foster children, and shows that giving vulnerable young people a place at a boarding school is more cost-effective for local authorities. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Interim national schools commissioner revealed

 

Schools Week has revealed that the regional schools commissioner for the south east of England and south London, Dominic Herrington, is due to take on the role of interim national schools commissioner. By Freddie Whittaker.

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Schools Week

'Experienced teachers face job security worries in climate of cuts'

 

Emma Kell, a secondary teacher, writes for Tes about job security for experienced teachers when schools have to make cost savings.

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Tes

T-levels: Are they the future of vocational qualifications?

 

Writer and journalist Fiona Millar looks at the introduction of T-levels, suggesting they may end up becoming 'forgotten vocational qualifications'. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

OECD report finds teaching is less attractive than other professions

 

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has suggested that high-achieving pupils prefer professions such as science, engineering or law to teaching. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

Primary schools invited to take part in air pollution study

 

Primary schools are being invited to take part in the Children’s Health in London and Luton (CHILL) study, which will look at the impact of clean-air policies in schools over a four year period. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Ofsted called on to help reduce teacher workload

 

Teacher training leader James Noble-Rogers has said that Ofsted should adopt a 'stronger role' when it comes to teacher workload. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

 

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