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Daily News Summary
12 March 2019

image Girls' school offers lessons in PPE to inspire pupils into politics
image 'Only a marginal difference in income of state and independent pupils'
image CBI urges government to scrap "archaic" GCSEs
image Female teachers urged to 'ask for the salary they are worth' to close pay gap
image How the NHS and schools can work together
image New special and AP free school locations revealed
image 'Adult education spending must be increased'

Girls' school offers lessons in PPE to inspire pupils into politics

 

Wimbledon High School has reduced the number of GCSEs its pupils study to allow time for a course in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE). Fionnuala Kennedy, the school’s senior deputy head, said more women are needed to go into politics and hopes the PPE lessons will inspire pupils to become MPs. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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The Times

'Only a marginal difference in income of state and independent pupils'

 

A study of independent and state pupils by FFT Education Datalab has found a private education makes a marginal difference to pupils' income by the age of 25, when comparing 'like for like'. By Dave Speck, Tes.

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Tes

CBI urges government to scrap "archaic" GCSEs

 

The Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) head of education and skills has said GCSEs "feel incredibly archaic" and should be scrapped. By George Ryan, Tes.

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Tes

Female teachers urged to 'ask for the salary they are worth' to close pay gap

 

The co-founder of the #WomenEd network has urged women to 'ask for the salary they are worth' at various points in their career, in order to reduce the gender pay gap in education. By Will Hazell, Tes.

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Tes

How the NHS and schools can work together

 

A school in Cornwall has integrated health and education by establishing specialist health centres on site to allow pupils access to a more comprehensive range of services. By Fiona Milllar, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

New special and AP free school locations revealed

 

The 39 areas across the country that will receive new special or alternative provision (AP) free schools have been revealed. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Adult education spending must be increased'

 

David Hughes, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, argues the UK will fall behind other countries unless adult education spending is re balanced. Tes.

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Tes

 

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