Education News Round-Up September 15th

Teachers oppose grammar expansion, survey finds
The majority of teachers and school leaders oppose Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for a new wave of grammar schools in England, a survey suggests.
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National phonics check ‘too basic’
Children can pass the phonics test with just a basic knowledge of the government’s preferred system for learning to read, research suggests.
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Foreign Office spends £14m on private school fees
The Foreign Office spends more than £14m per year on private school fees for children of its staff, including £6m for staff based in the UK.
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Justine Greening drops plan to scrap parent governors in schools
Education secretary also indicates focus could shift away from academy conversion and defends grammar schools proposal
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