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: https://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
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
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.
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: https://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.