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Daily News Summary
19 December 2019

image 'Independent schools will build on their contributions to education with a new government'
image Universities must be more transparent about student recruitment, says watchdog
image New findings suggest teenage girls are twice as unhappy as teenage boys
image Survey finds 34 per cent of young people are considering a career in teaching
image Think tank calls for funding to be targeted at schools "in most financial need"

'Independent schools will build on their contributions to education with a new government'

 

Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, has described the recent general election as an opportunity for independent schools "to see differently and to be seen differently", adding they must use the next few years to 'prove they are embracing social change'. IE Today.

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IE Today

Universities must be more transparent about student recruitment, says watchdog

 

The Office for Students has announced a review into university admissions practices, amid concerns over the use of financial incentives and unconditional offers. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

New findings suggest teenage girls are twice as unhappy as teenage boys

 

According to a study by Warwick University, six in 10 teenage girls are "completely unhappy", with researchers linking the findings to poor self-image and a "toxic" social media climate. By Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Survey finds 34 per cent of young people are considering a career in teaching

 

A new study has identified teaching as the most popular career choice for young people in Britain, with a third saying they are considering or planning a career in education. By Amy Gibbons, Tes.

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Tes

Think tank calls for funding to be targeted at schools "in most financial need"

 

Reform, a think tank for public service reform, has called on the Government to prioritise funding for schools facing the greatest financial difficulty, drawing attention to "the increasing gap between the average surpluses and deficits across maintained schools in England". By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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