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Daily News Summary
2 November 2018

image House of Lords: parliamentary question and response to VAT
image Warning notices given to 148 independent schools
image Online platforms are the source of mental health support for 65% of young people
image 'Millennials must be shown teaching is a varied career'
image 'The STEM gender gap still exists and means we need to change our way of thinking'
image DfE to spend £10 million on "external experts" who will advise on key policy areas
image Universities struggling to attract students

House of Lords: parliamentary question and response to VAT

 

In a written question, Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, asked what plans the current Government has to impose VAT on independent school fees. Government minister, Lord Bates, responded, "the Government has no plans to change the VAT treatment of independent schools."

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Hansard

Warning notices given to 148 independent schools

 

Warning notices have been issued by the Government to 148 independent schools (ISC and non-ISC). By Alix Robertson, Schools Week. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, ISC chairman.

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Schools Week

Online platforms are the source of mental health support for 65% of young people

 

According to a survey, nearly two thirds of young people will resort to online platforms if seeking mental health support. By Press Association, Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

'Millennials must be shown teaching is a varied career'

 

In order to attract millennials into the teaching profession it must be presented as a varied career, according to John Roberts, the head of a training provider. By Tes.

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Tes

'The STEM gender gap still exists and means we need to change our way of thinking'

 

Graham Smith, managing director of the EAL Academy, argues assessment methods should be redesigned so all young people can achieve their full potential, regardless of whether they are male or female. By Tes.

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Tes

DfE to spend £10 million on "external experts" who will advise on key policy areas

 

The Department for Education (DfE) is seeking 200 “external experts” to offer advice on areas including safeguarding, free schools and counter-extremism. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Universities struggling to attract students

 

A number of universities have suffered a decline in students and, according to data, their survival is at risk. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

BBC News writes on this subject, questioning whether a university would "really be allowed to go bust".

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The Times

 

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