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Daily News Summary
20 September 2018

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image How headteachers can stay relevant to everyday school life
image Why phonics is so important
image 'Three quarters of London university students will be from ethnic minorities by 2030'
image Record number of students have gone through clearing this year

'All primary schools should be twinned with a farm'

 

TV naturalist, Chris Packham, has said all primary schools in Britain should be twinned with a farm so that pupils fully understand the production of food. By Roger Baird, Tes.

Do you think teaching children about food production is important and if so, what are you doing in and outside the classroom to further children's education in this area? If you'd like to write a blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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Tes

How headteachers can stay relevant to everyday school life

 

Adrienne Richmond, headteacher of The Mount School in York, discusses her experience as a headteacher and offers advice on how heads can stay relevant to their schools. Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

Why phonics is so important

 

Tes details the views of Anne Castles, a professor in the department of cognitive science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, regarding the importance of phonics when it comes to reading.

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Tes

'Three quarters of London university students will be from ethnic minorities by 2030'

 

Research from Access HE has predicted almost three quarters of university students from London will be from ethnic minorities by 2030. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Record number of students have gone through clearing this year

 

Figures released by UCAS, the university admissions service, show a record number of students have taken up university places through clearing this year. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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