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Daily News Summary
14 February 2020

image Number of independent school pupils at Russell Group universities has 'increased every year'
image Boris Johnson's new cabinet is 'less diverse' following reshuffle
image Lord Agnew expected to leave the DfE
image 'What to do when you don't have the answer to a PSHE question'
image 'Common misconceptions about opening franchise schools overseas'

Number of independent school pupils at Russell Group universities has 'increased every year'

 

According to figures from the Higher Education Statistical Agency, over a third of Russell Group universities have fewer state educated students than they did four years ago. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph.

 
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The Telegraph

Boris Johnson's new cabinet is 'less diverse' following reshuffle

 

The Times reports Boris Johnson's new cabinet is 'more male, white and independently educated' than the previous team. The proportion of ministers who attended independent schools is now 68 per cent, up from 59 per cent when Boris Johnson became prime minister. By Chris Smyth and Ryan Watts.

Schools Week reports Gavin Williamson has been reappointed as education secretary and Nick Gibb has returned to his role as schools minister following the reshuffle. By Freddie Whittaker.

 

Lord Agnew expected to leave the DfE

 

Schools Week reports Lord Agnew is expected to leave his position as academies minister at the Department for Education (DfE). By John Dickens.

 
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Schools Week

'What to do when you don't have the answer to a PSHE question'

 

Ceri Stokes, assistant head (DSL) at Kimbolton School, writes in Tes offering advice to PSHE teachers on how to address gaps in their knowledge.

 
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Tes

'Common misconceptions about opening franchise schools overseas'

 

Joy Qiao, founder and chair of governors of Wellington College China, challenges some of the myths associated with opening franchise schools overseas. Tes.

 
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Tes

 

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