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Daily News Summary
1 Dec 2015

image ISC Blog of the week: How important are results?
image Independent schools toast success in TES awards
image An independent school in Gloucestershire prepares to reduce tuition fees
image 'Deeply troubling' divide in England's secondary schools alarms Ofsted
image Pay teachers ‘golden handcuff’, Ofsted boss Michael Wilshaw urges
image 'Relentless' workload forcing 'desperate' teachers to leave profession with big pay cuts
image Minister dismisses claim that schools are 'haemorrhaging teachers'
image ‘What is education for?’ MPs ask teachers
image Revealed: The inner London schools where children breathe toxic air

ISC Blog of the week: How important are results?

 

Nick Bevington, headteacher at Town Close School in Norwich, outlines why he thinks teaching to the test is a disastrous way to run a school…

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ISC

Independent schools toast success in TES awards

 

Representatives from some of the best private schools in the country gathered in London on Friday night for the glittering TES Independent School Awards. By Irene Barker, The TES. References a number of ISC schools.

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TES

An independent school in Gloucestershire prepares to reduce tuition fees

 

An independent school in Gloucestershire, Rendcomb College, has announced it will reduce its Sixth Form fees for day pupils by 30 per cent. Quotes Headmaster at Rendcomb College, Rob Jones. By Hayley Zimak, Ed Exec.

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Ed Exec

'Deeply troubling' divide in England's secondary schools alarms Ofsted

 

Chief inspector calls for action on teacher recruitment and a London challenge-style campaign in parts of Midlands and north of England. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent and The Telegraph.

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Guardian
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Independent
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Telegraph

Pay teachers ‘golden handcuff’, Ofsted boss Michael Wilshaw urges

 

Teachers should get ‘golden handcuff’ payouts in a bid to tackle recruitment and retention problems, Sir Michael Wilshaw will say today. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

'Relentless' workload forcing 'desperate' teachers to leave profession with big pay cuts

 

Teachers who leave the profession for other jobs are taking substantial pay cuts, a new study published tonight reveals.By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Minister dismisses claim that schools are 'haemorrhaging teachers'

 

Ministers have accused Labour of "doom-mongering" after the opposition suggested that schools were "haemorrhaging teachers" because of excessive workload. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

‘What is education for?’ MPs ask teachers

 

Not content with investigating teacher supply problems, ministers, Ofsted and Ofqual – the Commons education select committee has decided to take a more philosophical stance with its next inquiry. By Irene Barker, The TES.

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TES

Revealed: The inner London schools where children breathe toxic air

 

Nearly one in four school children in London are being forced to breathe air so filthy that it breaches EU legal limits, a shock report warned today. By Nichola Cecil, Evening Standard.

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Evening Standard

 

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