Education News Round-Up October 5th

More than 50% of teachers in England ‘plan to quit in next two years’
More than half of teachers in England (53%) are thinking of quitting in the next two years, a survey has suggested.
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Sir Richard Branson: Give young people a gap year at 16
Young people should be given a gap year to travel the world once they have completed their education at 16, billionaire tycoon Sir Richard Branson has said.
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Soft skills boost public school dominance, says former head
It is not good grades but a “grounding in soft skills” that gives people who went to independent schools their edge, claims a former public school head.
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School holidays map shows difference in dates and duration around Europe
A mathematician has created a map in an attempt to show the disparity in the length of school holidays around Europe.
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