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Daily News Summary
13 Nov 2015

image ISSP Schools Together (partnerships website)
image Top schools offering free places
image Pay gap between state-educated and private school graduates could be narrowed through delivery of ‘better academic performance'
image Rich foreigners should pay three times more than British pupils at private schools, says expert
image Teacher crisis leaves schools ten years behind in maths
image Teachers offered £10,000 above pay scale as staff shortage sparks school bidding wars
image Collective worship opt-out 'should be made clear to all school pupils' parents'
image Nick Gibb: Good manners and 'no excuses' discipline is the recipe for successful schools
image Academies move difficult pupils to other schools to boost their results, study suggests

ISSP Schools Together (partnerships website)

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those schools which have registered with the ISSP Schools Together website (www.schoolstogether.org). And special thanks to those who have already uploaded partnership projects and contributed case studies.

If you haven't registered, it is really easy to do, simply visit www.schoolstogether.org to sign up and add details of the partnership/s your school is involved with. Detailed instructions can be found on the website but if you need any help at all please don't hesitate to email team@schoolstogether.org.

Don't delay, please register with Schools Together today!

Top schools offering free places

 

CHILDREN from Oldham are being given the opportunity to attend Manchester’s top independent schools free of charge. By unnamed reporter, Oldham Evening Chronicle. Quotes Dr Martin Boulton, high master at Manchester Grammar School and Sue Marks, headmistress at Withington Girls’ School. Also references Manchester High School for Girls.

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Regional Media

Pay gap between state-educated and private school graduates could be narrowed through delivery of ‘better academic performance'

 

Head of new study says raising self-esteem, self-confidence and aspirations in state schools are 'unlikely to be very effective' in narrowing the pay gap. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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Independent

Rich foreigners should pay three times more than British pupils at private schools, says expert

 

Charles Bonas argues those from lower or non-existent tax jurisdictions shouldn't be beneficiaries of the fees paid by British children and should pay prices closer to those paid by international students in Switzerland. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. References Charterhouse School in Surrey.

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Telegraph

Teacher crisis leaves schools ten years behind in maths

 

It will take a decade to make the standard of maths teaching in English schools world class by improving the recruitment and training of teachers, an advisory body warns today. By Greg Hurst, The Times. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Times
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BBC

Teachers offered £10,000 above pay scale as staff shortage sparks school bidding wars

 

Bidding wars between schools mean sought-after teachers are paid up to £10,000 extra, as headteachers compete to keep the best staff in the midst of a recruitment crisis. By Sarah Cassidy, The Independent.

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Independent

Collective worship opt-out 'should be made clear to all school pupils' parents'

 

All schools should make parents and pupils aware of the right to opt out of acts of collective worship or religious observance, a report has said. By Press Association, BT News.

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BT News

Nick Gibb: Good manners and 'no excuses' discipline is the recipe for successful schools

 

Schools should adopt a “no excuses” culture based on strong academic standards, a tough stance on discipline and an emphasis on good manners, Nick Gibb said today. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Academies move difficult pupils to other schools to boost their results, study suggests

 

Some secondaries are engineering moves of their most challenging students to neighbouring schools, in order to boost their own GCSE league table scores, new research suggests. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

 

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