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Daily News Summary
17 October 2019

image One in eight schools without access to library space, report finds
image Exam board faces class action from parents over remark failings
image 'Free schools should be set up in white, working-class neighbourhoods'
image Ministers drop plans for online pornography age checks
image Transgender support guidelines published for schools in Northern Ireland
image "Abolishing excellence never got anyone anywhere. Harnessing it, though, is another matter"

One in eight schools without access to library space, report finds

 

According to a new report, schools with disadvantaged pupils are more than twice as likely to have no access to a library space than those with more advantaged students. By Catherine Lough, Tes.

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Tes

Exam board faces class action from parents over remark failings

 

AQA, the UK's biggest exam board, could face class action from parents after it was revealed some GCSE and A-level papers were remarked by the same examiners. By Lizzie Roberts and Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article quotes Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independent Schools Association.

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The Telegraph

'Free schools should be set up in white, working-class neighbourhoods'

 

David Laws, chairman of the Education Policy Institute (EPI), shares the findings of a new EPI report, which suggest "challenged white communities" and "hampered neighbourhoods" are most under-represented by free schools. The Times.

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The Times

Ministers drop plans for online pornography age checks

 

Ministers have dropped plans to introduce age-verification measures designed to prevent children from accessing online pornography. By Mark Bridge, The Times.

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The Times

Transgender support guidelines published for schools in Northern Ireland

 

The Education Authority has published its first detailed guidelines for schools in Northern Ireland on how to support transgender pupils. By Robbie Meredith, BBC News.

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BBC

"Abolishing excellence never got anyone anywhere. Harnessing it, though, is another matter"

 

Writing in The Spectator, Helena Morrissey, a governor at Eton College and candidate for the next governor of the Bank of England, references the work the school is doing to widen access through scholarships and partnerships. The article references a quote from Simon Henderson, the head of Eton College.

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The Spectator

 

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