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Daily News Summary
11 March 2019

image 'The independent sector can play a part in raising standards for everyone'
image 'Academic Scottish state pupils forced to study the subjects they need at private schools'
image 'More ethnic minority teachers needed to address teacher shortage'
image 'What to include in a 21st century curriculum'
image Feedback demanded by "middle class Oxford rejects"
image New schools to be built for troubled children, in bid to tackle knife crime epidemic
image Public Health England recommends 'no-idling zones' outside school gates
image Obituary: Bernice McCabe OBE

'The independent sector can play a part in raising standards for everyone'

 

Melvyn Roffe, principal of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, writes that independent and state schools 'should not be pit against each other'. Tes.

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Tes

'Academic Scottish state pupils forced to study the subjects they need at private schools'

 

A Holyrood inquiry into the 'narrowing' of Scotland's curriculum has been warned that bright state school pupils are being forced to attend private schools in order to access a wider subject choice. By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

'More ethnic minority teachers needed to address teacher shortage'

 

Damian Hinds MP, education secretary, has said the recruitment and retention crisis will not be solved without more teachers from ethnic minorities in schools. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'What to include in a 21st century curriculum'

 

Dr Bernard Trafford, former independent school headteacher, details what a 21st century curriculum should achieve and avoid. Tes.

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Tes

Feedback demanded by "middle class Oxford rejects"

 

The Telegraph reports on a rise in feedback requests from middle class students who have been rejected from Oxford University. By Camilla Turner.

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The Telegraph

New schools to be built for troubled children, in bid to tackle knife crime epidemic

 

Following the rise in knife crime, the Government will announce plans to create 3,500 extra school places for troubled children. By Gordon Rayner, The Telegraph.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, former chief inspector of schools in England, argues knife crime will continue to rise "unless the Government starts to focus on education again". The Telegraph.

Nicola Woolcock reports in The Times on school exclusions, following an analysis of data drawn from admissions figures to Pupil Referral Units.

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The Telegraph

Public Health England recommends 'no-idling zones' outside school gates

 

A report by Public Health England has said there should be 'no-idling zones' near schools to minimise children’s exposure to air pollution. BBC News.

The Times leading article discusses its view on this story.

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BBC

Obituary: Bernice McCabe OBE

 

Bernice McCabe, OBE, was born on October 7, 1952 and died on February 18, 2019. She was headteacher of Chelmsford County High School and later North London Collegiate School. She was appointed OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list. The Times.

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The Times

 

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