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Daily News Summary
29 November 2018

image Budget cuts reported by 30% of independent school teachers
image Unconditional offers received by one in three, according to UCAS
image Girls put off sport due to "confidence crisis"
image Increase in number of primary schools accused of cheating
image More support needed for rural schools, says Church of England
image Graduate levy proposed to shift the burden of university fees on to companies
image Think tank states middle class should be stripped of childcare entitlements

Budget cuts reported by 30% of independent school teachers

 

A YouGov poll of over 900 teachers has found 30% of independent school teachers are feeling the effects of budget cuts. By Caroline Henshaw and Will Hazell, Tes. The article quotes Julie Robinson, general secretary of the Independent Schools Council (ISC); Barnaby Lenon, ISC chairman; Gavin Horgan, head of Millfield School; and Shaun Fenton, chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and head of Reigate Grammar School.

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Tes

Unconditional offers received by one in three, according to UCAS

 

Analysis from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has revealed more than one in three pupils who applied to university this year received an unconditional offer. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Girls put off sport due to "confidence crisis"

 

Primary-age girls are put off exercising at school due to low confidence, a survey by the Youth Sport Trust has revealed. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Increase in number of primary schools accused of cheating

 

A report from the Standards and Testing Agency has revealed an increase in the number of primary schools investigated for cheating during exams. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

In a separate piece for Independent Minds, Eleanor Busby questions why more primary schools are facing exam cheating allegations.

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The Independent

More support needed for rural schools, says Church of England

 

Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely, has called for a "cross-government plan" in order to sustain rural schools. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

Graduate levy proposed to shift the burden of university fees on to companies

 

In a bid to shift the burden of tuition fees from students to companies, the Higher Education Policy Institute has called for businesses to pay a levy for each graduate they employ. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Think tank states middle class should be stripped of childcare entitlements

 

Centre for Social Justice, a think tank set up by the former work and pensions secretary, has published a report which states middle class parents should be stripped of taxpayer-funded childcare entitlements in order to make provision for poorer working mothers. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

 

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