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Daily News Summary
31 May 2018

image Teacher workload should be top priority for DfE, says union boss
image British universities slipping in global reputation rankings
image 'Action needed to cope with teacher recruitment crisis'
image Government launches application process for maths Centres for Excellence
image New research looks at effectiveness of free schools programme
image How can teachers help support students struggling with reading?
image DfE could consider a British sign language GCSE
image Should twins be separated at school?

Teacher workload should be top priority for DfE, says union boss

 

Nick Brook, NAHT deputy general secretary, says teachers need to be given hope that efforts are being made to 'make teaching great again'. Tes.

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Tes

British universities slipping in global reputation rankings

 

Only nine UK universities have made it into this year's Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by The Independent.

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The Times
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The Independent

'Action needed to cope with teacher recruitment crisis'

 

Sir Michael Wilshaw says supply teachers and newly qualified teachers should be given a 'school-in-a-box', which would contain the key resources needed to carry out their work straight away. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Government launches application process for maths Centres for Excellence

 

The Department for Education (DfE) is planning to fund around 20 post-16 Centres for Excellence in maths, with each one set to receive between £140,000 and £300,000 per year. By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

New research looks at effectiveness of free schools programme

 

New analysis of the free schools programme in England, which has been carried out by the Sutton Trust and the NFER, suggests the programme’s original purpose of offering innovative and parent-led approaches to the curriculum is not being fulfilled. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News. This news story has attracted widespread coverage in the media.

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BBC

How can teachers help support students struggling with reading?

 

Lulu Kuper, a teacher specialising in the education and assessment of dyslexia, looks at how to help children who struggle to read. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

DfE could consider a British sign language GCSE

 

Schools minister Nick Gibb has said the the Government would be willing to consider a proposal for a British sign language GCSE. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Should twins be separated at school?

 

BBC News examines whether twins should be taught separately or kept together at school. By Katherine Sellgren.

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BBC

 

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