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Daily News Summary
28 November 2018

image The many advantages of a music education
image "Room for improvement" in marking consistency, says Ofqual
image ISC Blog: Teaching the business of entrepreneurship
image Teachers' mental wellbeing is not monitored at work, according to study
image The impact of schools asking parents for funding support
image Over three quarters of parents want more input in their child's education
image "Good schools should be supported not chastised for effective behaviour policies"
image Universities failing to increase the number of disadvantaged students

The many advantages of a music education

 

Antonia Berry, depute rector of St Columba’s School, in Kilmacolm, writes in Tes about the power of music to boost attainment and break down barriers.

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Tes

"Room for improvement" in marking consistency, says Ofqual

 

Ofqual has revealed inconsistency in the quality of marking across subjects. By Will Hazell, Tes.

Schools Week reports that Ofqual has found a large number of examiners are unsatisfied with online standardisation.

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Tes

ISC Blog: Teaching the business of entrepreneurship

 

Suzie Longstaff, headmistress of Putney High School GDST, argues the importance of teaching pupils about the business of entrepreneurship.

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ISC

Teachers' mental wellbeing is not monitored at work, according to study

 

The mental health of teachers is not being monitored at work, according to three quarters of teachers surveyed. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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Tes

The impact of schools asking parents for funding support

 

Afua Hirsch looks at the growing trend of schools asking parents to contribute towards their child's education. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Over three quarters of parents want more input in their child's education

 

A report from Parentkind has found 77% of parents would like more involvement in the education of their child. By Helen Ward, Tes.

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Tes

"Good schools should be supported not chastised for effective behaviour policies"

 

Dame Sally Coates, director of secondary academies at United Learning, argues that schools should have the freedom "to sanction misbehaving pupils". The Times.

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The Times

Universities failing to increase the number of disadvantaged students

 

Reform, a public services think tank, has revealed that universities are failing to increase the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

 

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