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Daily News Summary
12 July 2019

image Calls to prohibit pupils from using private tutors as scribes
image 'Sharing culture is central to teaching'
image Getting university access help for pupils is harder for state schools, survey suggests
image 'Grade inflation' leads to rise in first-class degrees
image QTS skills tests to be dropped
image Increasing demand for secondary school places following baby boom

Calls to prohibit pupils from using private tutors as scribes

 

Labour MP Lucy Powell and the NASUWT teaching union have expressed concern over an alleged "loophole" in exam regulations, which allows students to use their private tutor as a scribe. By Catherine Lough, Tes. The article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, and Mike Buchanan, executive director of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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Tes

'Sharing culture is central to teaching'

 

Writing in Tes, Clare Jarmy, head of religious studies and philosophy at Bedales School, writes about the value of teachers sharing "cultural treasures" with their students.

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Tes

Getting university access help for pupils is harder for state schools, survey suggests

 

According to a report published by the education charity The Brilliant Club, just 20 per cent of state school teachers said they had not encountered barriers to securing university access help for their students, compared to 51 per cent of independent school teachers. By Kathryn Snowdon, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Grade inflation' leads to rise in first-class degrees

 

According to the Office for Students, the number of students in England awarded first-class degrees has increased by 80% since 2010-11. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

QTS skills tests to be dropped

 

It is thought that the Government will bring an end to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) numeracy and literacy entry tests following criticism they are not "fit for purpose". By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Increasing demand for secondary school places following baby boom

 

Department for Education figures published yesterday predict that secondary schools will have to find extra places for 418,000 pupils over the course of the next decade, following a baby boom in the early 2000s. By Sarah Harris, Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

 

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