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Daily News Summary
28 August 2019

image Government document outlines proposals for £4 billion in school funding
image Potential legal challenges over changes to teacher pension scheme
image Exam leaks "must not happen again"
image Figures indicate decline in English and maths degrees
image Children are unhappiest in 25 years, data suggests
image Teachers warn new English texts 'reinforce racial stereotypes'
image 'Why I'm retraining as a teacher'

Government document outlines proposals for £4 billion in school funding

 

A leaked government document published by The Guardian suggests schools in England are set to receive a funding boost of £4 billion. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

Writing in The Telegraph, chancellor Sajid Javid outlines next week's spending review, and pledges support for 'health and education, the lifelines of opportunity'.

Potential legal challenges over changes to teacher pension scheme

 

Manchester law firm Leigh Day has suggested teachers could pose a legal challenge to pension changes on the grounds of age discrimination, as older teachers within ten years of retirement have been able to stay on the older, more beneficial scheme. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

Exam leaks "must not happen again"

 

Barnaby Lenon, chair of governors at the London Academy of Excellence and former Ofqual board member, warns "thieves" who leak exam papers to social media are "winning", adding 'more must be done to ensure this does not happen again'. By Will Hazell, iNews.

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iNews

Figures indicate decline in English and maths degrees

 

New figures from UCAS show the number of people starting degrees in English and maths this year has fallen by seven per cent and 11 per cent respectively. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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The Times

Children are unhappiest in 25 years, data suggests

 

According to The Children's Society, happiness is at a record low for 10-15-year-olds, with the charity citing body image issues, social media pressures and a lack of strong friendships as potential causes for the decline. By Gabriella Swerling, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Teachers warn new English texts 'reinforce racial stereotypes'

 

Some English teachers have expressed concerns over measures taken to diversify the GCSE English literature curriculum, warning the new texts risk 'othering' BAME communities. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

'Why I'm retraining as a teacher'

 

Chloe Hamilton, a reporter for iNews, shares the reasoning behind her decision to retrain as a teacher after working as a journalist for ten years.

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iNews

 

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