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Daily News Summary
14 January 2019

image 'The discussion that needs to take place about private schools'
image "No matter how good the school, the real magic happens at home"
image 'When it comes to policy on curriculum and assessment, it's time to get radical'
image 'Why a pupil panel at an interview is a good idea'
image Pupils should apply to university after A-level results day, report recommends
image Slump in number of applications from EU teachers
image 'Young men put off primary school teaching due to fear of suspicion'
image Record numbers of children change gender using deed poll

'The discussion that needs to take place about private schools'

 

Historian, David Kynaston, and economist, Francis Green, discuss the "fundamental unfairness" with Britain's private schools. They argue an open discussion is needed in order to tackle the inequalities within the UK's education system. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

"No matter how good the school, the real magic happens at home"

 

Julian Thomas, master of Wellington College, writes a comment piece for The Sunday Times discussing the important role parents have in delivering a 'transformative education' to their child.

The Sunday Times reports on comments made by Julian, who stated the independent sector is committed to a more socially inclusive and responsible approach despite making mistakes in the past.

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The Sunday Times

'When it comes to policy on curriculum and assessment, it's time to get radical'

 

Holly Rigby, a teacher and researcher at King’s College London, argues that controversy surrounding the IGCSE debate "is as much about curriculum and assessment as it is about private school inequality". Tes.

Cambridge Assessment has written a response to questions about the comparability of IGCSEs and reformed GCSEs, looking into the methods used in recent research by FFT Education Datalab.

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Tes

'Why a pupil panel at an interview is a good idea'

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, a former independent school headteacher, supports the idea of having pupils on an interview panel for new teachers because it offers "valuable learning beyond the normal curriculum". Tes.

The Sunday Times features several letters discussing children's involvement in interviews. See just below half-way.

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Tes

Pupils should apply to university after A-level results day, report recommends

 

A report backed by the Universities and College Union has recommended a change to the university application process, which would see pupils applying to universities only after receiving their A-level results. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Slump in number of applications from EU teachers

 

There has been a decline in the number of EU teachers applying to work in England, prompting fears about the impact on language learning in schools. By Zaina Alibhai, iNews.

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iNews

'Young men put off primary school teaching due to fear of suspicion'

 

With the number of male primary school teachers remaining low, young men are being urged to "see through the traditional perception of primary school teachers" and sign-up to work in early-years education. By Laura FitzPatrick, The Telegraph.

In Schools Week, Emma Hollis, executive director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers, details the top three priorities for teacher recruitment in 2019.

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The Telegraph

Record numbers of children change gender using deed poll

 

Children as young as 10 are changing their gender using the UK Deed Poll Service. By Valentine Low, The Times.

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The Times

 

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