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Daily News Summary
23 Dec 2015

image Why historians make the best school leaders
image Popular app that helps teens pass exams secures A* from investors
image Summer schools for disadvantaged pupils 'face closure' after having funding withdrawn
image One in eight children have never been given a book: Study also finds pupils who read outside of school are five times more likely to be above expected level for their age
image Schools to double amount of safeguarding training under new plans
image Government criticised for 'cutting feminism' from A-level politics
image Private school background on the rise within Labour ranks
image 10 Questions to ask your IT Manager (that s/he doesn't want to be asked)

Why historians make the best school leaders

 

What does it take to run a school? A stern way of raising an eyebrow at assemblies? A brisk bearing with staff? A plausible manner with parents? Mentions a number of ISC heads. By Greg Hurst, Times.

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Times

Popular app that helps teens pass exams secures A* from investors

 

An app that helps GSCE and A-level students revise for their exams has raised £1.2m from venture capital heavyweights and a consortium of angel investors to target more teenagers in the UK, and roll out a number of new, paid-for products. By Rebecca Burn-Callander, Telegraph. Also reported in the Times.

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Telegraph
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Times

Summer schools for disadvantaged pupils 'face closure' after having funding withdrawn

 

Most of the country’s summer schools for disadvantaged pupils will close next year as a result of having their funding withdrawn by the Government, it has been predicted. By Richard Garner, Independent.

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Independent

One in eight children have never been given a book: Study also finds pupils who read outside of school are five times more likely to be above expected level for their age

 

One in eight children has never been given a book as a present, according to a study by the National Literacy Trust. By Eleanor Harding, Mail. Also reported in TES.

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Daily Mail
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TES

Schools to double amount of safeguarding training under new plans

 

Safeguarding training for school staff could become an annual requirement under new plans set out by the government. By Freddie Whittaker. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Government criticised for 'cutting feminism' from A-level politics

 

Labour has jokingly questioned whether the female reproductive system would ever be dropped from biology lessons, after the government moved to "cut feminism" from the politics A-level. By TES.

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TES

Private school background on the rise within Labour ranks

 

Labour’s backbenches are increasingly populated with MPs from private schools, according to a new book. By Nadeem Badshah, Times.

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Times

10 Questions to ask your IT Manager (that s/he doesn't want to be asked)

 

These questions were drafted in order to empower school leaders to take greater ownership of the key strategic area of IT in schools. By Mark Steed, Director of Jumeirah English Speaking School, Dubai.

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