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Daily News Summary
5 April 2019

image Universities branded "unethical" for "pressure selling" unconditional offers
image Education secretary asks for the help of entrepreneurs to inspire young people
image 'Girls, Inspired' campaign calls on government and Ofsted to support its aims
image Helping disadvantaged pupils get into Oxbridge
image More than 40% of adults wish they had taken maths more seriously at school
image Capita warns schools not to use its file transfer systems
image Twenty school sites shortlisted to be sold off

Universities branded "unethical" for "pressure selling" unconditional offers

 

The education secretary, Damian Hinds MP, has urged universities not to "pressure sell" unconditional offers because they "trap" students into accepting places. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Education secretary asks for the help of entrepreneurs to inspire young people

 

The Government has asked entrepreneurs to help inspire the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The education secretary held an event yesterday to ascertain how the education system can support and inspire young entrepreneurs and develop the essential character traits needed to succeed. By Mark Smulian, Tes.

Does your school run any innovative projects that aim to inspire pupils' entrepreneurial side? Do you have an example of a business idea or program your school has set up or been involved with? If you'd like to write a 400-800 word blog on the subject, please email georgina.belcher@isc.co.uk.

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Tes

'Girls, Inspired' campaign calls on government and Ofsted to support its aims

 

The Telegraph's 'Girls, Inspired' campaign, which aims to reduce gender inequalities in school sports, has called on the support of Ofsted and the Government. By Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph.

The Telegraph is inviting contributors to talk about their school sports stories. Find out more about how to contribute to the 'Girls, Inspired' campaign by scrolling to the bottom of this article.

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The Telegraph

Helping disadvantaged pupils get into Oxbridge

 

James Handscombe, principal of Harris Westminster Sixth Form, discusses what state schools, their colleagues in the independent sector, the Government and universities can do to help more young people develop the attributes needed to get a place at Oxbridge. Tes.

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Tes

More than 40% of adults wish they had taken maths more seriously at school

 

A poll has revealed four in 10 adults regret not having taken maths more seriously when they were at school. By Alice Hughes, The Independent.

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The Independent

Capita warns schools not to use its file transfer systems

 

Capita has warned schools not to share pupil data on its file transfer systems ‘until further notice’. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Twenty school sites shortlisted to be sold off

 

LocateED, a private company set up by the Department for Education, has shortlisted up to 20 school sites to be sold off under a pilot scheme. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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