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Daily News Summary
3 March 2022

image NTP drops target of reaching at least two-thirds of poorer pupils
image The Scotsman’s guide to independent schools
image Applications for postgraduate teacher education programmes fall in Scotland
image Breakthrough in hunt for vaccine to protect children from RSV
image 10 children's books to read on World Book Day

NTP drops target of reaching at least two-thirds of poorer pupils

 

Randstad, the for-profit contractor that runs the Government’s flagship National Tutoring Programme (NTP), has told the NTP's 56 tutoring organisations that they are “no longer required to ensure that 65 per cent of their tuition support is provided” to children receiving the pupil premium. By Samantha Booth, Schools Week.

 
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Schools Week

The Scotsman’s guide to independent schools

 

As part of its Independent Schools Guide, The Scotsman features articles on the provision available within the independent sector in Scotland, advice for parents on how to financially prepare for fees, and a spotlight piece on Glenalmond College, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.

 

Applications for postgraduate teacher education programmes fall in Scotland

 

Tes reports that applications to postgraduate teacher education programmes in Scotland have fallen by 28 per cent in a year. By Emma Seith.

 
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Tes

Breakthrough in hunt for vaccine to protect children from RSV

 

According to The Times, there has been a breakthrough in a trial of an antibody injection designed to protect healthy babies from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which accounts for around 80 deaths in children and adolescents a year in Britain. By Rhys Blakely.

 
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The Times

10 children's books to read on World Book Day

 

The Times suggests 10 new children's books to read today on World Book Day, including 'Don’t Ask the Dragon' by Lemn Sissay and 'Elisabeth and the Box of Colours' by Katherine Woodfine. By Alex O’Connell.

 
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The Times

 

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