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Daily News Summary
28 October 2019

image Conservative Party pledge to create new grammar school places
image 'Confusing state school admission policies favour certain sections of society'
image Parents of children with SEND 'selling their homes to fund legal battles'
image Pearson launches review into textbook's 'whitewashing' of Jewish history
image Most adults "living in ignorance" over children's access to drugs
image Transgender guidelines for Northern Irish schools are "flawed"
image Pupils with sickle-cell disease 'failed by schools'
image Schools paying salaries over £100,000 face funding penalties

Conservative Party pledge to create new grammar school places

 

The Conservative Party is expected to announce plans to create more grammar school places as part of its new manifesto. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times. The article references the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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The Sunday Times

'Confusing state school admission policies favour certain sections of society'

 

The Good Schools Guide has criticised some state schools for their 'complicated' admission policies, suggesting they 'no doubt favour certain sections of society'. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Parents of children with SEND 'selling their homes to fund legal battles'

 

The Times reports some parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are selling their homes to fund legal battles for access to support. By Jessie Hewitson.

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The Times

Pearson launches review into textbook's 'whitewashing' of Jewish history

 

Pearson, the UK's biggest education company, has responded to complaints that one of its GCSE textbooks 'whitewashes' Jewish history by launching an urgent review. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Most adults "living in ignorance" over children's access to drugs

 

The UK's four children's commissioners have expressed concern about the number of young children using cheap Class A drugs, saying most adults are "living in ignorance" about their accessibility. By Hywel Griffith, BBC News.

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BBC

Transgender guidelines for Northern Irish schools are "flawed"

 

Nelson McCausland, an Education Authority board member, has criticised transgender guidance for schools in Northern Ireland, and has called for further consultation ahead of its release to schools. By Robbie Meredith, BBC News.

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BBC

Pupils with sickle-cell disease 'failed by schools'

 

The Sunday Times reports schools are being criticised for penalising children with sickle-cell anaemia, due to a lack of understanding about the rare blood condition. By Shingi Maraike.

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The Sunday Times

Schools paying salaries over £100,000 face funding penalties

 

Schools with employees earning more than £100,000 a year will now have points deducted from their Government funding application. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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