Summer news round-up
During the summer you may not have been following the news quite as closely as normal! Don't worry, we have been keeping our eyes out for all the top stories from across the UK and have put together a round-up of the most talked about topics.
Olympics and sport in schools
With the Olympics capturing everyone’s imagination, debate turned to sports provision in schools and how the legacy of the games would continue. Amongst the debate, there was also time to commend the teachers who inspired many of team GB's athletes.
All our young deserve a fair shot at sport - Telegraph
David Cameron to consider boost for school sport – The Independent
Summer wouldn’t be the same without the anticipation of exam results. This year was no different, with coverage turning to falling GCSE and A Level grades and the fight for university places.
Exam boards face legal action over GCSE grading row - The Independent
Exam boards take on Gove over plan to kill off GCSEs – The Independent
GCSEs: Cross border experiences of exam system – BBC Wales
GCSEs need thorough overhaul, says Ofsted chief - The Guardian
Gove says GCSEs unfit for purpose - The Independent
Universities reluctant to move away from the A level qualification TES 24 August 2012
Clearing race for thousands who missed their offers – The Independent
Even though the classrooms were empty the spotlight was still turned onto pupil behaviour with schools being told they must do more to tackle the root causes of bad behaviour.
89 pupils a day excluded over violence towards teachers – The Independent
London Met university admissions
Towards the end of the summer, attention turned to London Metropolitan University following reports that they would face a ban on teaching overseas students.
University in Border Agency row – The Independent
London Met to launch legal action against UKBA The Telegraph
UK Border Agency criticised over student visas The Guardian
London Met crisis “will damage UK’s brand” The Guardian 30 August 2012
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