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Daily News Summary
10 May 2018

image Brighton College to ban single-use plastics
image Call for Oxbridge to open new colleges for disadvantaged students
image Disadvantaged pupils harmed by long summer holidays, says child poverty expert
image New executive director of HMC
image Share your experiences of the new GCSEs
image Study playlists - what to listen to during exam revision

Brighton College to ban single-use plastics

 

The East Sussex independent school is making the move to ban plastic water bottles, plastic straws and non-biodegradable cups following a campaign by sixth formers to use less plastic. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent. Article quotes Richard Cairns, headmaster at Brighton College. Also reported by The Telegraph, The Times and the Daily Mail.

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The Independent
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The Telegraph
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The Times
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Daily Mail

Call for Oxbridge to set up new colleges for disadvantaged students

 

The Higher Education Policy Institute and charity Brightside have published a new report looking at how to widen access in the sector. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times. Also reported by The Independent and BBC News. The Guardian picks up on the report's recommendation to do more to help white, working-class boys in England to go on to higher education.

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The Times
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The Independent
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BBC

Disadvantaged pupils harmed by long summer holidays, says child poverty expert

 

Lindsay Graham, a child food poverty policy adviser, has warned that disadvantaged schoolchildren are at risk of becoming isolated during long summer holidays. By Emma Seith, Tes.

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Tes

New executive director of HMC

 

Mike Buchanan, head of Ashford School and chair of HMC 2016-17, will be the association’s new executive director. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

Share your experiences of the new GCSEs

 

The Guardian is inviting teachers, parents and pupils to share their views of the new GCSEs as more reforms are rolled out this summer.

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The Guardian

Study playlists - what to listen to during exam revision

 

The Times has compiled music playlists for students to listen to during revision sessions.

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The Times

 

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