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Daily News Summary
26 July 2019

image Almost two-thirds of Boris Johnson's cabinet attended private schools, research finds
image 'Trips abroad enhance student learning'
image Nick Gibb to continue role as schools minister
image Shadow education secretary: 'Only Labour can offer the UK real optimism'
image New PM urged to support physical education in schools
image School exclusions reach highest level in almost a decade, research shows
image 'Is it better to take a gap year after university?'

Almost two-thirds of Boris Johnson's cabinet attended private schools, research finds

 

Research conducted by the Sutton Trust has revealed that 64 per cent of Boris Johnson's cabinet ministers were privately-educated. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

'Trips abroad enhance student learning'

 

Writing in Tes, Melvyn Roffe, principal of George Watson's College in Edinburgh, argues overseas school trips are "vital" to pupils' development.

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Tes

Nick Gibb to continue role as schools minister

 

It was confirmed yesterday that Nick Gibb will be continuing his tenure as schools minister at the Department for Education. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Shadow education secretary: 'Only Labour can offer the UK real optimism'

 

Writing in The Guardian, Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, expresses concern about Boris Johnson's political agenda, and outlines how the Labour Party intends to bring positive change to the country.

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The Guardian

New PM urged to support physical education in schools

 

Chief executives representing more than 30 sports have written a letter to Boris Johnson calling for his support in tackling the inactivity crisis among young people. By Jeremy Wilson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

School exclusions reach highest level in almost a decade, research shows

 

Figures published by the Department for Education show the number of permanent exclusions rose to 7,900 in 2017-18, the largest number since 2008-09. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

'Is it better to take a gap year after university?'

 

The Guardian explores the potential benefits of delaying a gap year until after graduation. By Tess Reidy.

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The Guardian

 

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