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Daily News Summary
23 May 2019

image Russell Group updates advice on A-level choices
image 'Public school confidence is not going away'
image Study shows most parents opt against nearest school
image Report highlights risk of theology and religious studies 'disappearing' from universities
image Teachers offered £2,000 extra to work in deprived or remote areas
image Study claims failing schools more likely to succeed under local authority control
image School teacher pens book entitled 'How to Raise Successful People'

Russell Group updates advice on A-level choices

 

The Russell Group has launched an interactive website offering updated advice for young people choosing A-level subjects. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

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BBC

'Public school confidence is not going away'

 

James Marriott writes in The Times about 'public school confidence', suggesting society needs to stop equating confidence with ability.

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The Times

Study shows most parents opt against nearest school

 

According to researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Bristol, more than 60% of parents opt against their nearest local school in favour of one that is further away - usually because it is higher achieving. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News.

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BBC

Report highlights risk of theology and religious studies 'disappearing' from universities

 

An analysis by the British Academy has revealed a decline in the number of students enrolled on theology and religious studies courses between 2011/12 and 2017/18 - prompting concern that school teachers do not recognise the value of such courses. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Teachers offered £2,000 extra to work in deprived or remote areas

 

Newly-qualified mathematics and physics teachers will be given an additional £2,000 a year to work in deprived or remote areas as part of a government bid to tackle the recruitment and retention crisis. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. The newspaper has also published a leading article discussing this plan.

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The Times

Study claims failing schools more likely to succeed under local authority control

 

A new study by the Local Government Association has divided opinion after it claimed schools with poor Ofsted grades were more likely to improve by staying under council control rather than converting to academies. By Jess Staufenberg, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

School teacher pens book entitled 'How to Raise Successful People'

 

A new book written by high school teacher Esther Wojcicki claims to reveal the secrets behind raising successful people. By Susie Mesure, iNews.

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iNews

 

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