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Daily News Summary
21 March 2019

image Overseas pupils who remain in the UK to work contribute £3bn in tax, research finds
image Letters: Brexit and the power of a private education
image 'Students must roll their sleeves up and get involved in "real science"'
image Preparing for speaking and listening exams in modern foreign languages
image 'Within our schools, an increasing number of us are looking and sounding almost exactly the same'
image Parents should have option to withdraw children from LGBT lessons, says Commons leader
image Concerns about SEND funding and budget pressures discussed during MPs debate

Overseas pupils who remain in the UK to work contribute £3bn in tax, research finds

 

A report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute has found foreign pupils who stay and work in the UK after graduating contribute more than £3bn in tax revenues. The findings also show foreign students who study at a UK university go on to earn up to 50 per cent more than their British classmates. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Letters: Brexit and the power of a private education

 

John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, responds to a recent article in The Guardian, which blamed Britain's independent schools and their "domination of our power structures" for the Brexit crisis.

Letter half-way down.

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The Guardian

'Students must roll their sleeves up and get involved in "real science"'

 

Professor Becky Parker, director of the Institute for Research in Schools, says pupils must be encouraged to ask questions, question their results and develop resilience, so they are prepared to tackle science in the real world. Tes.

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Tes

Preparing for speaking and listening exams in modern foreign languages

 

Jennifer Beattie, assistant headteacher at Emerson Park Academy in Essex, offers tips to teachers who are preparing pupils for GCSE speaking and listening exams. Tes.

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Tes

'Within our schools, an increasing number of us are looking and sounding almost exactly the same'

 

Stephen Petty, head of humanities at Lord Williams’s School in Oxfordshire, argues all schools are starting to look the same - in terms of their websites, promotional videos and even school staff. Tes.

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Tes

Parents should have option to withdraw children from LGBT lessons, says Commons leader

 

Andrea Leadsom MP, leader of the House of Commons, has said parents should have the right to withdraw their child from classes about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, if they wish. By Charles Hymas, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Concerns about SEND funding and budget pressures discussed during MPs debate

 

Julian Sturdy, Conservative MP for York Outer, has said the funding issue for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) "is a ticking time bomb". Tes.

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Tes

 

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