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Daily News Summary
9 August 2019

image New regulations prohibit private tutors from acting as exam scribes
image 'Number 10 could be the driving force of education policy'
image 'Britain has the potential to offer world-class education'
image Some exam results "withheld" following A-level maths paper leak
image Spending review 'will not provide extra school funding until September 2020'
image Half of Britons believe worship in school assemblies is 'inappropriate'

New regulations prohibit private tutors from acting as exam scribes

 

The Joint Council for Qualifications has specified private tutors should not be permitted to act as scribes in GCSE and A-level exams, following allegations they had been used to cheat. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'Number 10 could be the driving force of education policy'

 

Tes provides an analysis of the backgrounds of some of Boris Johnson's recent appointments, in an attempt to forecast future education policy. By Ed Dorrell.

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Tes

'Britain has the potential to offer world-class education'

 

Writing in The Telegraph, Katharine Birbalsingh, headteacher and founder of Michaela Community School, outlines ways the Government can improve UK schools to enable them to deliver the best possible education.

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The Telegraph

Some exam results "withheld" following A-level maths paper leak

 

The exam results of 78 pupils are currently being "withheld" while the Edexcel exam board determines whether they may have benefited from the leak of an A-level maths paper earlier in the year. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

Spending review 'will not provide extra school funding until September 2020'

 

The next spending review will focus on the 2020-21 school year, with the Treasury stating that school funding for the 2019-20 school year has already been set. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

Half of Britons believe worship in school assemblies is 'inappropriate'

 

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by Humanists UK, 50 per cent of people in Britain believe it is 'not appropriate' for acts of worship to take place in state school assemblies. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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