Top education news this week

With a new education bill in the final stages of administration and many other interesting topics being published, here is a roundup of some of the top education news stories from the past week.

A new education and adoption bill passed the final parliamentary stages last night.  What does this mean for schools and academies? http://schoolsweek.co.uk/education-bill-2016-its-14-clauses-and-what-they-mean-for-schools-and-academies/

Parents’ violent behaviour is impacting grass roots sport.  Teaching by example and showing children how to behave and be considerate remains an integral part of education. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/

2017 will see the first set of new GCSE exams, so what are the perceived outcomes of this change? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/new-content-and-structure-changes-to-gcse-exams-in-2017-a6876841.html

The Department of Education is making changes to primary assessment. They list the five things you need to know. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-changes-to-primary-assessment

For a bit of fun, were you able to figure the answer to this maths brain teaser that sent the internet alight last week? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationquestions/12161716/Fruit-brainteaser-Can-you-solve-the-apple-bananas-coconuts-puzzle.html

 

Emma Williams

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