No formal approval needed for NI grammar schools to drop 2020 transfer test

Schools that abandoned the transfer test to select pupils in 2021 do not need formal approval from the education minister for the move, the BBC reports.

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Tutor View – Richard Gray, founder of Crystal Tuition

Attending a creative writing class and completing a 30-minute homework task once a week can see pupils go from being average KS2 writers to writing at KS3/GCSE level, says founder of Crystal Tuition Richard Gray. 

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Tribunal finds Reading School discriminated against visually impaired child

Grammar schools in England will have to ensure their entrance exams are accessible to disabled pupils, after a legal ruling found a visually impaired boy suffered discrimination when he was refused the opportunity to take the exam, The Guardian reports.

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