UKEdNews 25 January 2017 from @UKEdNewsDesk

PUBLISHED AT 7:30 AM: MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2017

Daily news briefing from the UKEdNewsdesk, initially published on the UKEdChat App.

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Grammar schools ‘may ask parents for hundreds of pounds a year’

English grammar schools may ask parents for money to cope with funding cuts, headteachers warn.

Read more via: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38739744


One in 10 nursery schools in England face closure within months

Survey finds maintained nursery schools, which often target children from difficult backgrounds, face ‘death by a thousand cuts’ as funding crisis hits

Read more via: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jan/24/one-in-10-nursery-schools-in-england-face-closure-over-next-few-months


GCSE maths revision guides pulped after investigation finds them ‘littered’ with mistakes

Guidebooks published for five exam board curricula found Welsh board WJEC to be the worst offender, with 90 mistakes out of 1,496 questions printed

Read more via: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/gcse-maths-revision-guides-pulped-investigation-finds-littered-mistakes-exam-boards-cardiff-a7543811.html


Sex education could become compulsory in schools to protect children against pornography and sexting, minister hints

The Government provided its strongest indication yet that it is receptive to change in the law that would see sex and relationship education (SRE) a statutory requirement.

Read more via: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/01/24/sex-education-could-become-compulsory-schools-protect-children/


Teaching ‘weakest aspect’ of education in Wales – Estyn

The quality of teaching in Wales is weak, according to the education watchdog Estyn in its annual report.

Read more via: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38718661


University sponsors may dump deprived schools

Institutions fear government demands for schools to get ‘outstanding’ rating will ruin their reputations

Government plans to force universities to sponsor a state school may result in some institutions pulling out of schools in the most deprived areas, senior figures are warning.

Read more via: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jan/24/university-sponsor-dump-deprived-schools

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