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Daily News Summary
24 Nov 2015

image ISC Blog of the week: Thinking of setting up an independent-state school partnership? These ten dos and don’ts might help
image Teenage girls expect to be paid less
image Alun Jones: we need to regulate more efficiently
image Happiness in schools 'starts with the head teacher'
image Cadet units for girls double in a decade
image Thwarted girl cadets
image 'Teachers mustn't shy away from tackling homophobia'
image Eton College is funding research into why teenagers take “legal highs”.
image Interview with Barnaby Lenon
image Children's Commissioner: Teachers should be trained to spot child sexual abuse

ISC Blog of the week: Thinking of setting up an independent-state school partnership? These ten dos and don’ts might help

 

Christina Astin, Head of Partnerships at The King’s School, Canterbury, outlines some suggestions for setting up a cross-sector partnership or building on an existing one…

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ISC

Teenage girls expect to be paid less

 

Teenage girls are less confident than boys that they will get a well-paid job, a study has found. By Greg Hurst, The Times. The results will be presented today to the Girls’ Schools Association conference in Newport, south Wales. Also reported by The Telegraph, The Independent, The TES and The Daily Mail. The Daily Mail quotes Karen Parker, a management consultant who advises independent girls' schools.

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Times
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Telegraph
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Independent
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TES
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Daily Mail

Alun Jones: we need to regulate more efficiently

 

At annual conference, GSA head says frequency of regulatory change in schools is 'untenable'. By Stephanie Broad, IE Today. Quotes Alun Jones, President of the Girls’ Schools Association.

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IE Today

Happiness in schools 'starts with the head teacher'

 

Andy Cope, who's aiming to become the UK's first 'Doctor of Happiness', says a happy head teacher can lead to a happier wider community. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Andy Cope, author and trainer, spoke yesterday at the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) annual conference.

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Telegraph

Cadet units for girls double in a decade

 

Cadet units at girls' private schools have doubled in the past decade as teachers have turned to military exercises to help pupils deal with mental health issues. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Quotes Alun Jones, president of the GSA. References Benenden school, Kent.

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Telegraph

Thwarted girl cadets

 

Letter in The Telegraph by Jane Prescott, Headmistress at Portsmouth High School, regarding CCF funding in girls' schools.

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Telegraph

'Teachers mustn't shy away from tackling homophobia'

 

For too long, too many teachers have turned a blind eye to the unhappiness of too many children in their care, writes Richard Cairns, headmaster at Brighton College. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Eton College is funding research into why teenagers take “legal highs”.

 

Psychoactive substances, such as “meow meow” which was banned five years ago, are becoming a social problem affecting schools and universities, according to a senior master. Bob Stephenson, Eton’s lower master is quoted. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

Interview with Barnaby Lenon

 

Interview piece with Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of Independent Schools Council, offering advice for Chinese parents and overseas pupils. This article is in Chinese. British Education Week.

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British Education Week

Children's Commissioner: Teachers should be trained to spot child sexual abuse

 

Children should be taught about healthy and safe relationships at school from the age of 5, and teachers should be trained to identify the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, according to a new report from the Office of the Children's Commissioner. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

 

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