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Daily News Summary
30 July 2019

image Disadvantaged pupils '18 months behind' in academic achievement
image A quarter of students 'receive at least one unconditional offer'
image 'What it means to encourage students to be global citizens'
image 'Why Eton is not celebrating Boris Johnson's appointment as PM'
image Research suggests 200,000 secondary school pupils may have been groomed online
image Charities warn of 'school holiday hunger'
image Home schooling in Wales prompts government consultation

Disadvantaged pupils '18 months behind' in academic achievement

 

A report published by the Education Policy Institute (EPI) has found poorer pupils are 18 months behind their classmates in academic achievement by the age of 16. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

The Telegraph reports on EPI findings which indicate Chinese pupils are two years ahead of their white British counterparts by the time they finish their GCSEs. By Camilla Turner.

The Times' leading article argues it is 'time to act to close the disadvantage gap'.

A quarter of students 'receive at least one unconditional offer'

 

According to the latest UCAS figures, there has been a rise in the number of university applicants receiving unconditional offers, despite pressure from the Government to crack down on the practice. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'What it means to encourage students to be global citizens'

 

Writing in FE News, Fergus Rose, advancement director at ACS International Schools, highlights the ways young people can benefit from an international education. Jeremy Lewis, head of ACS Egham International School, is quoted, alongside alumni from ACS Hillingdon International School.

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FENews

'Why Eton is not celebrating Boris Johnson's appointment as PM'

 

Writing in iNews, author Robert Verkaik argues the announcement of Boris Johnson as prime minister 'has forced Eton College to defend its charitable status and community engagement'.

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iNews

Research suggests 200,000 secondary school pupils may have been groomed online

 

Around 4 per cent of children aged 11-17 have sent, received or been asked to send sexual content to an adult online, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the NSPCC children's charity. Tes.

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Tes

Charities warn of 'school holiday hunger'

 

Charities have expressed concern about families struggling to feed their children over the summer holidays, as 50,000 disadvantaged young people are set to receive free meals in schools over the break. By Mark Ellis and Liz Dunphy, The Daily Mirror.

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Daily Mail

Home schooling in Wales prompts government consultation

 

The number of home schooled children in Wales has continued to rise over the last six years, leading the Welsh Government to launch a consultation on new guidance for home education. ITV News.

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ITV News

 

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