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Daily News Summary
10 December 2019

image 'Schools can show girls it is okay to take career breaks'
image Conservative analysis warns of the impact of Labour's education pledges
image 'We need to tackle unfair school admissions systems'
image Report warns of the challenges facing T-levels
image Survey suggests reformed English GCSEs are behind the subject's decline at A-level
image School leaders call for alternative venues for polling stations amid disruption
image Paper criticises 'lack of data' on Scottish education
image Research reveals growing demand for English-speaking teachers overseas

'Schools can show girls it is okay to take career breaks'

 

Speaking at the Girls' Schools Association's annual conference, several independent school leaders agreed female teachers and headteachers can show girls that is it okay to strive for a healthy work-life balance. By Claudia Civinini, Tes. The article quotes the heads of several ISC schools.

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Tes

Conservative analysis warns of the impact of Labour's education pledges

 

According to analysis from the Conservative Research Department, Labour's plans to integrate independent schools would cost more than £9 billion. The report also claims Labour's proposals to replace Ofsted would lower classroom standards and leave children in care without important safety checks. By Sam Lister, Daily Express.

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Daily Express

'We need to tackle unfair school admissions systems'

 

Lee Elliot Major and Stephen Machin, professors at the London School of Economics, write in Tes suggesting a school admissions lottery could help advance social mobility within education.

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Tes

Report warns of the challenges facing T-levels

 

A report from the National Foundation for Educational Research has called for the roll-out of T-level qualifications to be delayed, amid concerns about student recruitment and the tight timescale. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Survey suggests reformed English GCSEs are behind the subject's decline at A-level

 

A survey conducted by the English and Media Centre identified a decline in the popularity of English at A-level, with teachers citing the "dry" nature of the new English GCSEs as a contributing factor. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

School leaders call for alternative venues for polling stations amid disruption

 

A new poll has found 69 per cent of school leaders believe schools should no longer be used as venues for polling stations, with analysis suggesting pupils have lost more than a week of education over recent years because of elections. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Paper criticises 'lack of data' on Scottish education

 

A new paper from the Commission on School Reform has warned a lack of reliable data has made it difficult to assess the standards and performance of schools in Scotland. By Henry Hepburn, Tes.

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Tes

Research reveals growing demand for English-speaking teachers overseas

 

Drawing upon findings from ISC Research, Liz Free, founding director of the International Leadership Academy at the British Schools in the Netherlands, has warned international schools are expected to require 1.03 million English-speaking staff by 2029. By Claudia Civinini, Tes.

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Tes

 

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