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Daily News Summary
10 April 2019

image German becomes most sought-after language by employers
image Grammar school parents sign petition against plans to drop entry marks for disadvantaged pupils
image Scottish Parliament reviews independent schools' charitable status
image Sniffing lemons and striking a superman pose - the new revision techniques used at one school
image Parents cannot dictate to schools whether children take part in LGBT lessons, says education secretary
image Postcode lottery faced by children needing mental health support
image Brexit will deter one in five international students from studying in UK
image Government announces 'Institutes of Technology' locations

German becomes most sought-after language by employers

 

Despite a fall in the popularity of German in schools, it has become the most sought-after language by employers. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Grammar school parents sign petition against plans to drop entry marks for disadvantaged pupils

 

The King Edward VI Academy Trust in Birmingham plans to introduce new catchment areas that will prioritise disadvantaged pupils, even if they achieve slightly lower entry scores. The Telegraph reports on a petition signed by 3,000 grammar school parents against the plans. By Camilla Turner.

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The Telegraph

Scottish Parliament reviews independent schools' charitable status

 

The Scottish Parliament has asked the public to give its views on proposals to remove the charitable status of independent schools. Tes.

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Tes

Sniffing lemons and striking a superman pose - the new revision techniques used at one school

 

The Daily Express reports on some "some unorthodox techniques" being employed by Queen Anne's School in Caversham to help pupils revise for their GCSE and A-level exams. By Jane Warren. The article quotes the school's head, Julia Harrington.

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Daily Express

Parents cannot dictate to schools whether children take part in LGBT lessons, says education secretary

 

The education secretary, Damian Hinds MP, has said schools should listen to parents' views about children taking part in LGBT lessons, but warns they should not be given a veto on what schools teach. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Postcode lottery faced by children needing mental health support

 

A study by the children’s commissioner for England has found children with mental health issues face a postcode lottery when seeking help and treatment. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Brexit will deter one in five international students from studying in UK

 

Researchers have found more than a third of students would be more likely to study in the UK if the country does not leave the European Union. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Government announces 'Institutes of Technology' locations

 

The Government has announced where the 12 "Institutes of Technology" will be located. The institutes aim to provide young people with high-quality skills training. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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