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Daily News Summary
11 April 2019

image DfE publishes TPS consultation response
image Myth-busting: “Independent schools operate in their own little bubbles”
image Rise in GCSE and A-level exam appeals
image Recommendation about future supply of MFL teachers will be taken to Home Office
image Appeals system favours families in wealthy areas
image Edtech strategy: "A great leap backwards"
image European teaching qualifications will be recognised in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit

DfE publishes TPS consultation response

 

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its consultation response to planned changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS). The Government has stated it will “consider allowing independent schools to leave the scheme via phased withdrawal”. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

The article quotes Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council. Read the ISC's full statement.

Tes also reports on this story, quoting Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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The Telegraph

Myth-busting: “Independent schools operate in their own little bubbles”

 

In the next installment of the ISC myth-busting blogs, the head of Colfe's School in London, Richard Russell, counters the view that “independent schools operate in their own little bubbles”.

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ISC

Rise in GCSE and A-level exam appeals

 

Schools Week reports on a 40 per cent rise in the number of appeals against GCSE and A-level exam grades in 2018. By Freddie Whittaker.

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Schools Week

Recommendation about future supply of MFL teachers will be taken to Home Office

 

Lord Agnew will suggest to the Home Office that teachers of modern foreign languages (MFL) should be given higher priority for visas. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Appeals system favours families in wealthy areas

 

Research has found parents in the most affluent areas of England have greater success in getting a school place on appeal. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Edtech strategy: "A great leap backwards"

 

Tony Parkin, an education technologist, is unconvinced that the Government's edtech strategy stands up to scrutiny. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

European teaching qualifications will be recognised in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit

 

The Government has acted to ensure that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, qualifications obtained by European teachers will still be recognised in the UK. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

 

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