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Daily News Summary
11 October 2018

image Top tips on raising confident girls
image Letters: Allow children the chance to explain the reasoning behind their answers
image Schools may face a "1.7bn pension black hole"
image Ofqual analysis looks at GCSE grade swings
image Ofsted to move away from exam results as a criteria for success
image 'Many children left suffering without adequate mental health support'
image Report suggests technical education scheme is failing to deliver

Top tips on raising confident girls

 

Anna Clark writes in The Telegraph detailing "how to raise confident girls". Article quotes Kirsty von Malaisé, headmistress of Norwich High School for Girls.

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The Telegraph

Letters: Allow children the chance to explain the reasoning behind their answers

 

Sue Berry, a teacher at Oxford High School, writes to The Times discussing the test for Asperger syndrome and the 'difficulty in identifying children who think outside the box'.

Letter towards the bottom of the page.

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The Times

Schools may face a "1.7bn pension black hole"

 

Figures compiled by the House of Commons library and released by Labour, show schools could face further budget strains due to increased pension contributions for staff in the state sector. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Ofqual analysis looks at GCSE grade swings

 

Tes publishes Ofqual findings into schools’ GCSE results, looking at how stability and volatility affects different types of school. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

Ofsted to move away from exam results as a criteria for success

 

Ofsted’s chief inspector, Amanda Spielman, is expected to announce a shift away from an inspection system which focuses on exam results as a criteria for success. By Matthew Weaver, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'Many children left suffering without adequate mental health support'

 

Greg Hurst writes in The Times about children's mental health services, which are 'still leaving many children without support'. The newspaper has also published a leading article on the topic.

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The Times

Report suggests technical education scheme is failing to deliver

 

A report by the Education Policy Institute has found that more than half of University Technical College students are dropping out between the ages of 16 and 17. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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