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Daily News Summary
22 June 2018

image 50 years of the International Baccalaureate
image Festival of Education 2018
image How to share ideas meaningfully in your school
image Letters: Mobile phone ban in schools
image Not enough progress made with gender imbalance in STEM subjects
image Government's T-level plans are 'fundamentally flawed', says Federation of Awarding Bodies

50 years of the International Baccalaureate

 

This year marks 50 years of the International Baccalaureate. Schools Week has published a supplement detailing case studies of schools offering the IB as well as comment and analysis from education experts.

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Schools Week

Festival of Education 2018

 

Schools Week features a round-up of Piers Morgan's discussion with Sir Michael Wilshaw, former Ofsted chief inspector, at the Festival of Education. The Times also reports on this - focusing on Sir Michael's view of Love Island, a popular reality TV show, as an 'appalling and sad reflection of education'. Tes features an article following a talk by Peter Tatchell about sex education and his belief that schools should give pupils “all the facts”.

How to share ideas meaningfully in your school

 

Nick Gallop, head of Stamford School in Lincolnshire, writes in Tes giving tips to schools on how to encourage team discussions and avoid any 'silent circles of assent'.

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Tes

Letters: Mobile phone ban in schools

 

Samantha Price, headmistress at Benenden School in Kent, writes to The Times arguing that Matt Hancock's recent call to ban mobile phones in schools is unrealistic.

Letter half-way down page.

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The Times

Not enough progress made with gender imbalance in STEM subjects

 

Not enough progress is being made to address the gender imbalance in STEM subjects, according to a government committee. By Julia Belgutay, Tes.

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Tes

Government's T-level plans are 'fundamentally flawed', says Federation of Awarding Bodies

 

The Federation of Awarding Bodies has criticised the Government's plans for a single awarding body to deliver each T-level qualification. By Julia Belgutay, Tes.

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Tes

 

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