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Daily News Summary
8 April 2019

image Exam results are important but aren't everything, says education secretary
image Government's teacher vacancy website goes live
image 'Why post-qualification applications should be considered'
image Over 300,000 toddlers have never learnt songs, poems or nursery rhymes, DfE research finds
image Combatting gender-biased views in primary school
image Tes profile: Nuala Burgess, new chair of Comprehensive Future
image NAHT reminds schools of their legal duty to teach pupils about tolerance and same-sex families

Exam results are important but aren't everything, says education secretary

 

The education secretary, Damian Hinds MP, has told young entrepreneurs that exams are 'very important qualifications, but clearly aren’t everything'. By Richard Adams and Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Government's teacher vacancy website goes live

 

The Government’s teacher vacancy advertising service, which aims to aid recruitment and retention, has gone live across England. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Why post-qualification applications should be considered'

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, a former independent school head, states the most "fair and sensible time" for universities to select candidates is when pupils already have their A-levels "under their belt". Tes.

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Tes

Over 300,000 toddlers have never learnt songs, poems or nursery rhymes, DfE research finds

 

A poll by the Department for Education (DfE) has found eight per cent of children aged five and below have never learnt songs, poems or nursery rhymes with their parents. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Combatting gender-biased views in primary school

 

Karen Follows, a senior teacher at Frant C of E primary school in Kent, discusses the power primary school teachers can have in influencing the way children think about careers and gender and their own aspirations. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Tes profile: Nuala Burgess, new chair of Comprehensive Future

 

Tes profiles Nuala Burgess, the new chair of campaign group Comprehensive Future, which pushes for a “fair and inclusive” admissions system in schools. By Dave Speck.

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Tes

NAHT reminds schools of their legal duty to teach pupils about tolerance and same-sex families

 

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), writes in The Sunday Times that the Equality Act places a legal obligation on primary schools "to talk to pupils about the differences between themselves and their peers".

Tes reports the union will be writing to schools on this issue.

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The Sunday Times

 

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