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Daily News Summary
12 Nov 2015

image 5 Reasons British Boarding Schools Are Still Among The Best
image 'How do you replicate the 'Eton effect' and raise aspirations?'
image Why private school arrogance doesn’t pay
image Number of white working class boys taking AS or A-levels 'shockingly low'
image Head teachers are giving students "selfish" career advice, says Head of Ofsted
image 'Why performance-related pay will never work for teachers – and will ultimately drive down standards'
image Students to get nano-degrees on mobile app

5 Reasons British Boarding Schools Are Still Among The Best

 

Offering world-class teaching, excellent facilities and pastoral care, a British boarding school is an obvious choice for gifted and inquisitive young students. By Study International Staff, Study International. References the Independent Schools Council; Glenalmond College, Scotland; Ellesmere College, Shropshire; King's Ely, Cambridgeshire; Uppingham School and Loughborough Grammar School.

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Study International

'How do you replicate the 'Eton effect' and raise aspirations?'

 

One of the greatest impediments to raising academic standards in Britain is the difficulty in raising aspirations amongst our families and children. While many teachers tell children to aim high and work hard, (although sadly many more do not), the reality is different. Opinion piece by Peter Tait, former headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Why private school arrogance doesn’t pay

 

For decades the belief among many educated by the state was that the arrogance and sense of entitlement that is instilled at public school secured the best jobs and highest pay. That has been debunked, however, with a study concluding that those with the best education get the most pay, and that bluster counts for little. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. A similar story is reported in The TES.

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TES

Number of white working class boys taking AS or A-levels 'shockingly low'

 

White boys from poor families in deprived areas face the double disadvantage of poverty and geography that means they abandon education earlier than their peers in better-off areas, according to new research by Oxford University. By Richard Adams, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online, The Independent and Huffington Post.

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Guardian
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BBC
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Independent
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Huffington Post

Head teachers are giving students "selfish" career advice, says Head of Ofsted

 

Head teachers are often giving students "wrong" and "selfish" career advice, because they are more concerned about filling their sixth forms and protecting their budgets, the head of Ofsted has said. By Laura Hughes, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

'Why performance-related pay will never work for teachers – and will ultimately drive down standards'

 

It is simply not the case that good teaching is something that can be easily observed, measured and rewarded, writes a leader of an education trade union. By Mary Bousted, The TES.

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TES

Students to get nano-degrees on mobile app

 

People will be able to study for “nano-degrees” using mobile phones as more British universities sign up for a free online learning platform. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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Times

 

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