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Daily News Summary
19 November 2018

image Parents should resist intervening in children's career choice, says GSA president
image Teach First lures disenchanted bankers into teaching
image Phonics test reveals poor reading results for white British five-year-olds
image The Sunday Times Parent Power tables 2019
image Education system is failing to tackle boys' underperformance at school, says former UCAS chief
image School leaders have poor knowledge of governance, according to NGA chief executive
image Young people unprepared for world of work
image School spending - the cost of educating a child

Parents should resist intervening in children's career choice, says GSA president

 

At the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) annual conference, Gwen Byrom, president of the GSA and headteacher of Loughborough High School, has said parents should not allow stereotypes to influence their child's career. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

Tes also reports on her speech, in which she said teachers have a "moral" duty to raise the aspirations of their pupils. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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The Telegraph

Teach First lures disenchanted bankers into teaching

 

'Time to Teach', a campaign set up by graduate recruiter Teach First, aims to recruit disenchanted bankers, engineers and computer programmers into the teaching profession. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

The Times leading article also discusses this story.

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The Times

Phonics test reveals poor reading results for white British five-year-olds

 

Figures from the Department for Education have revealed ethnic minority groups outperform white British children in the latest phonics tests. By Julie Henry, Mail on Sunday.

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Mail on Sunday

The Sunday Times Parent Power tables 2019

 

The Sunday Times details its Parent Power tables, based on primary schools' SATs results. Seaton House School in Sutton has been awarded "Independent Preparatory School of the Year".

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The Sunday Times

Education system is failing to tackle boys' underperformance at school, says former UCAS chief

 

Mary Curnock Cook, former chief executive of the university admissions service UCAS, has criticised the education system for failing to tackle boys' underperformance in school which, she argues, has been branded a "taboo" subject by feminists. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

School leaders have poor knowledge of governance, according to NGA chief executive

 

Emma Knights, chief executive of the National Governance Association (NGA), has said school leaders have an "awful" knowledge of governance. By Martin George, Tes.

On the subject of school governance, Hilary Moriarty, former national director of the Boarding Schools' Association, writes for Edquarter on what it means to be an effective independent school governor.

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Tes

Young people unprepared for world of work

 

A survey, carried out for the Confederation of British Industry, has found 49% of young people feel inadequately prepared for the world of work. By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

School spending - the cost of educating a child

 

BBC News details the cost of educating the country's children. By Luke Sibieta, a research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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BBC

 

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