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Daily News Summary
9 Dec 2015

image ISC blog of the week: Q: What’s invisible, brilliant and eight times bigger than Children in Need?
image UK boarding schools experiencing 'unprecedented' growth abroad
image Heads warn of growing 'crisis' as four in five schools struggle to recruit staff
image Ebooks boost boys' reading abilities, research finds
image Lucy Powell: ‘We shouldn’t just sit in my office saying scrap this, scrap that’
image Religious studies GCSE case could go to Court of Appeal
image Who oversees schools these days? Don’t ask me
image Worrying figures reveal record number of kids are taking knives to school after sharp rise
image Three from UK in world top teacher final

ISC blog of the week: Q: What’s invisible, brilliant and eight times bigger than Children in Need?

 

Kate Chernyshov, Development Director at Lord Wandsworth College and trustee of IDPE, discusses school bursaries in light of the upcoming School Bursaries Conference...

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ISC

UK boarding schools experiencing 'unprecedented' growth abroad

 

The UK’s boarding schools are educating almost as many children overseas as they are teaching international students in their own classrooms, new research has shown. By Richard Vaughan, The TES. References Dulwich College and Harrow School. Also reported by Relocate Global.

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TES
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Relocate Global

Heads warn of growing 'crisis' as four in five schools struggle to recruit staff

 

Headteachers have warned of an ongoing “recruitment crisis” after new research revealed that almost four in five schools are finding it difficult to fill vacancies. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

Ebooks boost boys' reading abilities, research finds

 

Reading on a tablet encourages boys to think it is "cool" and they are more likely to have their nose in a story for longer. By Agency, The Telegraph. Schools Week also reports on the use of tablets in the classroom.

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Telegraph
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Schools Week

Lucy Powell: ‘We shouldn’t just sit in my office saying scrap this, scrap that’

 

Is Labour’s new shadow education secretary any more leftwing than the last? Peter Wilby asks about her plans for academies, GCSEs, Sats, and the vexed question of grammar schools. By Peter Wilby, The Guardian. The article also briefly discusses Lucy Powell's views on fee-charging schools and charitable status.

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Guardian

Religious studies GCSE case could go to Court of Appeal

 

The government might apply to the Court of Appeal over a High Court judge's ruling ministers made an error of law over the new religious studies GCSE. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

Who oversees schools these days? Don’t ask me

 

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw wants robust, failsafe oversight. But with more schools becoming independent, the question is where that will come from. By Fiona Millar, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Worrying figures reveal record number of kids are taking knives to school after sharp rise

 

The Ministry of Justice figures show that the number of pupils reported to police for taking knives to school rose by an astonishing 74% last year. By Martin Bagot, The Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

Three from UK in world top teacher final

 

Three UK teachers have made the final 50 in a competition to find the world's best teacher, with the winner to receive a prize of $1m (£670,000). BY Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

 

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