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Daily News Summary
6 August 2019

image 'Careers education is too fixated on university'
image Pupils across Scotland receive exam results
image Campaigners urge universities to accept changes to admissions
image 'Young people should be trained to combat hackers'
image SENCos will no longer need to prove students require exam reader help
image NDAs leave teachers with "little legal protection"

'Careers education is too fixated on university'

 

Writing in Tes, Yvonne Williams, head of English at Portsmouth High School for Girls, argues changes should be made to careers education to ensure students choose the right path for them.

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Tes

Pupils across Scotland receive exam results

 

Students in Scotland have received their exam results today, with the pass rates falling for Highers but rising for National 5 qualifications. BBC News.

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BBC

Campaigners urge universities to accept changes to admissions

 

Some vice-chancellors are encouraging universities to accept a 'fairer' admissions system of post-qualification applications. By Anna Fazackerley, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

'Young people should be trained to combat hackers'

 

Elisabeth Braw, leader of the modern deterrence project at the Royal United Services Institute, argues the Government should introduce a "national cyberservice" to enable young people to defend UK organisations against cyber attacks. The Times.

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The Times

SENCos will no longer need to prove students require exam reader help

 

The Joint Council for Qualifications has announced that from next year, special educational needs coordinators (SENCos) will no longer have to fill out a form providing evidence that pupils need extra help from a reader. By Kathryn Snowdon, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

NDAs leave teachers with "little legal protection"

 

The Guardian reports on how non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) can be used to prevent teachers from blowing the whistle about issues in schools. By Jess Staufenberg.

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The Guardian

 

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