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Daily News Summary
11 September 2019

image Government outlines new pension proposals for private school teachers
image OECD report: Key findings
image Report warns SEND pupils 'are not getting the help they need'
image School leaders call for English language GCSE to be 'scrapped'
image Ministers to extend work visas for international students to two years
image Teachers can now gain UN accreditation to teach climate change lessons

Government outlines new pension proposals for private school teachers

 

In a consultation published on Monday, the Department for Education proposed changes to the Teachers' Pension Scheme, which would allow independent schools to keep their existing teachers in the public sector fund while offering alternative pension provision for new employees. By Maria Espadinha, Financial Adviser.

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Financial Adviser

OECD report: Key findings

 

BBC News reports on findings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) latest Education at a Glance study. According to the think tank, going to university in England is still a worthwhile investment for young people, despite the high tuition fees. By Sean Coughlan.

The Telegraph reports Britain now has the biggest primary school classes in the developed world, along with one of the youngest teaching workforces. By Camilla Turner.

Report warns SEND pupils 'are not getting the help they need'

 

A report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned many children in England with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not getting the support they need as councils struggle to meet demand. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

The Telegraph reports the NAO has said mainstream schools need to be incentivised to admit and retain more children with special needs, as it is becoming too costly to educate them elsewhere. By Camilla Turner.

School leaders call for English language GCSE to be 'scrapped'

 

An inquiry set up by the Association of School and College Leaders has concluded the current English language GCSE is "not fit for purpose", and should be replaced with a qualification focused on skills sought by employers. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Ministers to extend work visas for international students to two years

 

The Home Office has announced proposals to allow international students to remain in the UK for up to two years after graduation to find a job. BBC News.

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BBC

Teachers can now gain UN accreditation to teach climate change lessons

 

More than 600 teachers have signed up to complete an online course that gives them UN accreditation as a climate change teacher, inspiring schools across the UK to teach lessons on the subject. By Gerard Tubb, Sky News.

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Sky News

 

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