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Daily News Summary
7 June 2019

image Government announces fund to support cross-sector school partnerships
image Contextual offers are a crude mechanism for promoting equal opportunity, says think tank
image The ‘Greta Generation’ encouraging adults to think green and change their ways
image Rise in Cambridge applicants falling short of three As at A-level
image Time online shown to negatively affect the critical stages of children's development
image 'If schools don't teach pupils about LBGT+ acceptance, who will?'
image Teachers should greet pupils individually to improve behaviour, research finds
image Oxford University has record number of ethnic minority students

Government announces fund to support cross-sector school partnerships

 

Schools minister Lord Agnew has announced a £200,000 fund, which is being made available to schools and universities, to support the development of cross-sector partnerships. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week. The article quotes Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council.

The ISC has welcomed the Government's announcement - read our full statement.

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Schools Week

Contextual offers are a crude mechanism for promoting equal opportunity, says think tank

 

The think tank Policy Exchange has said universities should stop using contextual offers to increase the chances of disadvantaged students getting a place. By Martin George, Tes.

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Tes

The ‘Greta Generation’ encouraging adults to think green and change their ways

 

The Telegraph reports on the eco-warriors among the younger generation, who are fighting for the future of the planet and encouraging their parents to change their ways. By Nicole Mowbray.

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The Telegraph

Rise in Cambridge applicants falling short of three As at A-level

 

There has been a rise in the number of applicants to Cambridge University failing to achieve three As at A-level, leading to the suggestion that schools are increasingly over-predicting grades. By Victoria Ward, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Time online shown to negatively affect children's development at critical stages

 

A major study by university researchers has found time spent online could produce “acute and sustained” alterations in the brain, which may be harmful to children’s development. By Mark Bridge, The Times.

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The Times

'If schools don't teach pupils about LBGT+ acceptance, who will?'

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, a former independent school headteacher, argues that schools should set a moral standard by teaching pupils about LGBT+ acceptance. Tes.

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Tes

Teachers should greet pupils individually to improve behaviour, research finds

 

A study from the Education Endowment Foundation has found students' behaviour could improve if teachers greeted them individually at the door of a classroom. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Oxford University has record number of ethnic minority students

 

The latest admissions figures for Oxford University have shown the highest ever proportion of places for ethnic minority students, as well as a rise in the number of state school pupils. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

 

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