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Daily News Summary
17 October 2018

image School places demand set to hit 20-year high
image Letters: Manchester Grammar School and affordable school fees
image 'Teaching is a tough job but it does get easier'
image School-centred teacher training providers welcome fee cap increase
image Education Secretary wants “greater accountability” for schools that permanently exclude children
image 'What is a fair university admissions policy?'
image Young people outline their further education funding fears
image History made as robot gives evidence at Education Select Committee

School places demand set to hit 20-year high

 

This autumn, the Good Schools Guide predicts there will be close to 25,000 more students applying for Year 7 places in England than last year. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

Letters: Manchester Grammar School and affordable school fees

 

Dr Christopher Ray, former head of Manchester Grammar School, has written to The Telegraph about affordable school fees. His letter is halfway down the page.

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The Telegraph

'Teaching is a tough job but it does get easier'

 

Mark Enser, a teacher and writer, argues that teaching becomes easier and less stressful the longer someone is in the profession. Tes.

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Tes

School-centred teacher training providers welcome fee cap increase

 

School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) providers will be allowed to charge £9,250 per trainee after the Department for Education lifted the fee cap - putting them on a par with universities. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Education Secretary wants “greater accountability” for schools that permanently exclude children

 

Damian Hinds MP is considering a plan to force schools that permanently exclude children and place them in a new school or alternative provision to include their exam performance in academic results data. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

'What is a fair university admissions policy?'

 

BBC News looks at whether universities should consider ethnicity in their admissions policies. By Sean Coughlan.

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BBC

Young people outline their further education funding fears

 

Six young people voice their concerns about further education funding pressures. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News.

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BBC

History made as robot gives evidence at Education Select Committee

 

A robot from Middlesex University has become the first 'non human' to give evidence at an Education Select Committee hearing, answering questions about the fourth industrial revolution. By John Roberts, Tes.

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Tes

 

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