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Daily News Summary
7 January 2020

image 'Up to one in 10' independent schools plan to leave the Teachers' Pension Scheme
image Letters: 'Saturday jobs teach youngsters valuable life lessons'
image 'A lack of aspiration is holding back both white and black working class children'
image New teacher recruitment campaign to target 'disillusioned' millenials
image Lib Dems warn EU teachers could face 'teachers' tax' after Brexit

'Up to one in 10' independent schools plan to leave the Teachers' Pension Scheme

 

The Telegraph reports nine per cent of all independent schools may leave the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS), with the NEU teaching union warning this could affect around 5,000 teachers. By Camilla Turner, The Telegraph. The article references a quote from Julie Robinson, chief executive of the Independent Schools Council.

Tes lists the schools that have notified the TPS of their intention to leave the pension scheme. By Charlotte Santry.

 

Letters: 'Saturday jobs teach youngsters valuable life lessons'

 

Louise Simpson, head of St Paul's School, Sao Paulo, writes in The Times about the decline of teenagers in part-time work, arguing: "Learning that money comes from hard work is an incredible life lesson for the young." The letter can be found three-quarters of the way down the page.

 
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The Times

'A lack of aspiration is holding back both white and black working class children'

 

Dr Tony Sewell, founder and chair of the charity Generating Genius, writes in The Telegraph arguing that instilling "belief, aspiration and the appetite for hard work" in the minds of young people will help improve educational outcomes.

 
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The Telegraph

New teacher recruitment campaign to target 'disillusioned' millenials

 

A new teacher recruitment drive is to target people aged between 21 and 40, after a survey found 44 per cent of young professionals within this age range are looking to pursue a more fulfilling career. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

 
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The Times

Lib Dems warn EU teachers could face 'teachers' tax' after Brexit

 

The Liberal Democrats have warned Brexit could worsen the teacher recruitment crisis, claiming EU teachers may be forced to pay more than £4,000 over five years to work in the UK. By John Roberts, Tes.

 
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Tes

 

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