Education News Round-Up June 16th

Sponsors lose control of 119 failing academies
More than 100 failing academies have been removed from their sponsors and placed in new trusts, MPs have heard.
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Pupils have no time for classroom reading, primary teachers warn
More than half of UK primary school teachers say that they do not have enough time to read and discuss books in the classroom, a new survey has found
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Schools and universities told to bid for teacher training places under new system
Change comes after widespread criticism of this year’s scramble for applicants, but providers are not yet being told how allocations will be decided
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School recruits bird of prey to prevent pupils’ lunch being stolen
Spiney the Harris Hawk was recruited to patrol the school playground and ward off aggressive seagulls
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