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Daily News Summary
3 January 2020

image Government announces £80m funding for music hubs
image Formerly homeless teenager becomes head boy at independent school
image Figures show an increase in the number of students dropping out of university
image Morbid obesity levels among Year 6 pupils 'have doubled in a decade'
image Report warns against 'fake' apprenticeships
image A conversation with Kate Richards, ISI's chief inspector

Government announces £80m funding for music hubs

 

Music hubs in England are set to receive £80 million in funding in 2020-21 as part of a government drive to help more children learn musical instruments and perform in bands, choirs and orchestras. By Will Hazell, iNews.

 
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iNews

Formerly homeless teenager becomes head boy at independent school

 

Julian Andre, a formerly homeless 17-year-old, has been appointed head boy of Kingham Hill School. The teenager attends the school on a bursary, granted by the charity Buttle UK alongside Oxfordshire county council. By Monica Greep, Daily Mail.

 
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Daily Mail

Figures show an increase in the number of students dropping out of university

 

According to a new study, 67 per cent of universities have seen an increase in the number of student dropouts over the last five years, with some suggesting the trend can be attributed to the rise of unconditional offers. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

 
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The Times

Morbid obesity levels among Year 6 pupils 'have doubled in a decade'

 

Campaigners have criticised a 2008 £400 million government initiative to reduce obesity levels, after NHS figures revealed rates of morbid obesity among 10 to 11-year-olds have doubled since the scheme was launched. By Connor Boyd, Daily Mail.

 
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Daily Mail

Report warns against 'fake' apprenticeships

 

According to a new report from think tank EDSK, some employers and universities are "abusing" an apprenticeship levy introduced in 2017 by mislabelling existing training courses as apprenticeships. By Julia Belgutay, Tes.

 
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Tes

A conversation with Kate Richards, ISI's chief inspector

 

Tes features a profile piece on Kate Richards, chief inspector at the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). By Claudia Civinini.

 
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Tes

 

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