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Daily News Summary
12 June 2019

image Independent school leaders to meet MSPs over rates relief removal plan
image Making the case for private tutoring
image The battle against GCSE fake news
image Children's commissioner plans to name and shame off-rolling schools
image 'Don't limit young people to a choice of A-levels or T-levels'
image Pupils affected by eating disorders upset over calorie counting exam question
image 'Schools opening during evenings and weekends could help tackle knife crime'
image Budget cuts prompt primary school to turn to Children in Need for help

Independent school leaders to meet MSPs over rates relief removal plan

 

Senior figures from the independent sector will meet members of the Scottish Parliament today at George Watson's College, in Edinburgh, to discuss plans to drop charitable rate relief for mainstream independent schools in Scotland. Tes.

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Tes

Making the case for private tutoring

 

Laura Tsabet, a lead practitioner of teaching and learning at a school in Bournemouth, writes for Tes about how private tutoring can be beneficial to students.

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Tes

The battle against GCSE fake news

 

Tes reports on the challenge exam boards face when trying to combat social media posts from people claiming to have leaked GCSE papers. By Will Hazell.

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Tes

Children's commissioner plans to name and shame off-rolling schools

 

Children's commissioner Anne Longfield has told the education select committee that schools suspected of off-rolling pupils will be named and shamed. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

'Don't limit young people to a choice of A-levels or T-levels'

 

The Confederation of British Industry has warned the Government not to restrict 16-year-olds to a choice of A-levels or T-levels. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

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BBC

Pupils affected by eating disorders upset over calorie counting exam question

 

Edexcel exam board owner, Pearson, has defended a GCSE maths question involving calorie counting, which caused distress to pupils affected by eating disorders. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

'Schools opening during evenings and weekends could help tackle knife crime'

 

Efforts to tackle knife crime could be helped by schools opening during evenings and weekends, according to Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Budget cuts prompt primary school to turn to Children in Need for help

 

Downshall Primary School in east London - which has a large proportion of children from disadvantaged backgrounds - has sought Children in Need's help with pastoral care in the wake of budget cuts. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

 

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