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Daily News Summary
15 June 2022

image The Times Education Commission publishes its final report on education reform
image Majority of parents believe there is too much emphasis on exams, poll finds
image 'Young people need more support to get them into school full-time'
image Survivor takes a closer look at historic abuse in boarding schools
image Eight in 10 teachers believe students are less ready for work than they were pre-pandemic
image One in seven teachers experiences "aggressive" pupil behaviour once a month
image 'Universities in England are too reliant on international students' fees'

The Times Education Commission publishes its final report on education reform

 

The Times Education Commission has published its final report on proposed reforms to the British education system. By Rachel Sylvester, The Times.

The Times outlines the report's 12-point plan for education, including proposals for a British Baccalaureate and a significant boost to early years funding. By Nicola Woolcock.

A leading article in the paper argues that the British education system needs "a fundamental overhaul" in order to make it fit for the 21st century. The Times.

 

Majority of parents believe there is too much emphasis on exams, poll finds

 

A survey commissioned by The Times and carried out by YouGov has found that two thirds of parents believe that too much emphasis is placed on exams. By Emma Yeomans, The Times.

 
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The Times

'Young people need more support to get them into school full-time'

 

A report from England's children's commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, suggests that children need more support to get them into school full-time as mental-health problems surge among young people. By Branwen Jeffreys, BBC News.

The children’s commissioner has told schools to “obsess” about attendance, adding that she wants to see “100 per cent attendance on the first day of the September 2022 term”. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

 

Survivor takes a closer look at historic abuse in boarding schools

 

Alex Renton, a survivor of abuse, writes in The Times about his BBC Radio 4 series ‘In Dark Corners’, which begins on Friday 17 June at 11am on BBC Radio 4 and on BBC Sounds.

 
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The Times

Eight in 10 teachers believe students are less ready for work than they were pre-pandemic

 

New data published by the education charity Teach First reveals that eight in 10 teachers believe their students are less ready for the world of work than they were before the COVID pandemic. Tes.

 
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Tes

One in seven teachers experiences "aggressive" pupil behaviour once a month

 

According to a YouGov survey, one in seven secondary school teachers experiences "aggressive" behaviour from pupils at least once a month. By Callum Mason, Tes.

 
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Tes

'Universities in England are too reliant on international students' fees'

 

A report by the Public Accounts Committee has warned that universities in England are heavily reliant on overseas students’ fees, leaving them “potentially exposed to significant financial risks” if international student numbers fail to keep growing. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

 
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The Guardian

 

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