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Daily News Summary
5 September 2018

image Drop in independent schools entering pupils for KS2 Sats tests
image Proprietor schools - 'the sector cinderella?'
image Exam pressure has always existed, says Education Secretary
image Call to scrap Kent Test coaching ban
image Boys' and girls' favourite subjects reveal striking gender gap
image Little progress made in closing attainment gap, report shows
image SEND: how to spot signs of ASD

Drop in independent schools entering pupils for KS2 Sats tests

 

Statistics from the Department for Education reveal a 25% drop in independent schools choosing to enter pupils for key stage 2 Sats tests. By Helen Ward, Tes. Quotes Christopher King, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS).

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Tes

Proprietor schools - 'the sector cinderella?'

 

Andrew Maiden looks at how proprietor schools can be 'strategically fleet of foot', in iExcellence Magazine.

Case studies are included from Old Vicarage School, Claires Court Schools and Mead School.

Exam pressure has always existed, says Education Secretary

 

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds MP, has dismissed the claim that this year's tougher GCSEs have caused mental health problems for pupils. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Call to scrap Kent Test coaching ban

 

There has been further coverage about Kent Test rules, quoting Neil Roskilly, CEO of the Independent Schools Association. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Boys' and girls' favourite subjects reveal striking gender gap

 

A survey by YouGov has shown a stark gender gap in the subjects that boys and girls most enjoy - with art showing the biggest difference of opinion. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Little progress made in closing attainment gap, report shows

 

A report by the Fair Education Alliance reveals little progress has been made in closing the attainment gap between the most advantaged and disadvantaged students. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

SEND: how to spot signs of ASD

 

Photojournalist, Kate Shaw, outlines how to identify pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Tes.

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Tes

 

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