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Daily News Summary
5 November 2018

image 'Society is failing children with learning disabilities'
image Report warns of "audit culture" in schools
image Action considered over Chancellor's funding shortfall
image "Schools should do things because they’re right, not because they’re demanded"
image What will part-time working mean for teacher supply?
image New jobs website to help teachers transition into other sectors
image Universities moving away from pen-and-paper exams
image Universities must improve on providing value for money, says Education Select Committee report

'Society is failing children with learning disabilities'

 

A report by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, from the Institute of Health Equity at University College London, has warned children with learning disabilities are being "failed by society". BBC News.

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BBC

Report warns of "audit culture" in schools

 

A report by the Workload Advisory Group has warned teachers are spending a large amount of their time on paperwork and marking. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

Schools Week details the Government’s responses to the report.

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The Times

Action considered over Chancellor's funding shortfall

 

Teaching unions are considering industrial action over the Chancellor's failure to address school funding in the budget. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

The Daily Mail also reports that the Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, is demanding billions more for schools.

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The Sunday Times

"Schools should do things because they’re right, not because they’re demanded"

 

Writer, educationist and musician, Dr Bernard Trafford, argues schools that are often on the end of governmental demands should do something because it is right, and not in response to threats. Tes.

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Tes

What will part-time working mean for teacher supply?

 

Caroline Willis, chief executive of the National Foundation for Educational Research, discusses what part-time teaching could mean for the education sector. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

New jobs website to help teachers transition into other sectors

 

A jobs website, did teach, is helping teachers who are transitioning from education into other sectors. By Alix Robertson, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Universities moving away from pen-and-paper exams

 

Exams taken on laptops are now more common for university students, following a move away from handwritten tests. By Sian Griffiths and Julie Henry, The Sunday Times.

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The Sunday Times

Universities must improve on providing value for money, says Education Select Committee report

 

A report by the Education Select Committee has said universities are not providing value for money and has called for improvements to be made in access for disadvantaged students. By Nina Massey, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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