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Daily News Summary
14 February 2019

image How to help primary school pupils become 'super learners'
image 'Questioning should not only be in the domain of the teacher'
image Grammar school plans to prioritise poorer pupils over highest 11-plus scorers
image Study highlights low numbers of poor white students at top universities
image How can universities better prepare students for future workplaces?
image NCFE and Pearson awarded contracts to deliver T-levels
image The steps being taken to tackle air pollution around schools

How to help primary school pupils become 'super learners'

 

Tes features an interview with Azra Butt, head of Eldon Primary School in Preston – the Tes Schools Awards 2018 primary school of the year winner – in which she describes how the school helps pupils develop. By Dave Speck.

In a separate article, Tes looks at how a house owned by the school is providing children with new learning opportunities. By Helen Ward.

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Tes

'Questioning should not only be in the domain of the teacher'

 

Yvonne Williams, head of English and drama at a school in the south of England, outlines the need to move beyond linear teaching and learning and allow pupils to lead with their questions. Tes.

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Tes

Grammar school plans to prioritise poorer pupils over highest 11-plus scorers

 

A Dorset grammar school has announced its intention to prioritise poor pupils from outside its catchment area over 11-plus high-scorers. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Study highlights low numbers of poor white students at top universities

 

A report from the National Education Opportunities Network has found more than half of universities in England have fewer than 5% of poor white students in their intakes. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

How can universities better prepare students for future workplaces?

 

The Guardian reports on a roundtable meeting that saw senior academic leaders, employers and policy-makers discuss how universities can better prepare students for a world in which more jobs will become automated. By Harriet Swain.

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The Guardian

NCFE and Pearson awarded contracts to deliver T-levels

 

NCFE will deliver education and childcare T-levels while Pearson will deliver T-levels in design, surveying and planning, as well as digital production, design and development, it has been announced. Tes.

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Tes

The steps being taken to tackle air pollution around schools

 

The Guardian reports on a school in Manchester where pupils are issuing fake parking tickets to parents idling in their cars as part of a bid to tackle pollution. By Helen Pidd.

BBC News looks at a plan by Glasgow City Council to introduce car-free zones around some primary schools to counter dangerous driving and environmental concerns.

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The Guardian

 

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