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Daily News Summary
18 January 2019

image Thirty seven Oxbridge offers for London sixth form academy
image British schools in China set to double in number
image Nearly one in three graduates achieves a first-class degree
image Reality of work causing teacher trainees to drop out
image Teachers will be protected in new "witness charter"
image Rise in home schooling for badly behaved pupils

Thirty seven Oxbridge offers for London sixth form academy

 

Pupils at Harris Westminster Sixth Form in London, where a third of the intake qualify for the pupil premium for disadvantaged children, have achieved 37 Oxbridge offers. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times. The article references Harris Westminster's partnership work with Westminster School.

Shaun Fenton, chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, writes to The Times discussing the achievements that can be accomplished when state and independent schools work closely together. Letter half-way down.

Oxbridge entry was discussed during a debate in the House of Lords yesterday, in which Lord Lexden, president of the Independent Schools Association, referenced the "continuing growth of partnership schemes between independent and maintained schools".

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The Times

British schools in China set to double in number

 

The number of British schools in China is set to double by the end of this year, according to Consultancy Venture Education. By Caroline Henshaw, Tes.

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Tes

Nearly one in three graduates achieves a first-class degree

 

The amount of first-class degrees awarded to undergraduates was the highest on record last year, according to newly published figures. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

The Times features a comment piece from the chief executive of Office for Students, Nicola Dandridge, discussing grade inflation.

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The Telegraph

Reality of work causing teacher trainees to drop out

 

Teacher training providers have warned about the rise in dropouts among trainees. By Helen Ward Tes.

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Tes

Teachers will be protected in new "witness charter"

 

Teachers who give evidence in misconduct hearings will be protected in a new "witness charter", which has been drawn up by the Teaching Regulation Agency. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Rise in home schooling for badly behaved pupils

 

A report by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator has revealed a sharp rise in the number of children being home educated. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

 

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