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Daily News Summary
26 Nov 2015

image A focus on mental health
image Birmingham headmaster named best in UK
image New England head coach Eddie Jones masterclass inspires Warwick School
image Autumn Statement: Government to protect school and college sixth-forms from future cuts
image ‘Nurseries, schools and FE colleges should be breathing a huge sigh of relief’
image High-quality teacher trainees being turned away under new race-for-places system
image 'Error of law' in new religious studies GCSE
image Autumn Statement: Apprenticeships levy to raise £3bn
image Student loans: Osborne criticised for 'back door' repayments change

A focus on mental health

 

Independent Schools Magazine is running a number of articles on mental health in its November / December edition, including anxiety and stress in young people and how heads and senior staff are facing up to the challenge.

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Independent

Birmingham headmaster named best in UK

 

A Birmingham headteacher has won top marks after being named the UK's best chief of a public school. John Claughton, chief master of King Edward’s School in Edgbaston, won the prestigious gong at the annual Tatler Schools Awards 2016. By Emma McKinney, Birmingham Mail. Also references Cheltenham Ladies’ College; Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh; St Edward’s Oxford and St Swithun’s School in Winchester.

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Regional Media

New England head coach Eddie Jones masterclass inspires Warwick School

 

During World Cup the Australian offered his expertise to the current Warwick first XV. By Gareth A Davies, The Telegraph. Warwick School won the match against Royal Grammar School. Quotes Mark Nasey, director of rugby at Warwick School and Gus Lock, Warwick’s headmaster. Also references Dulwich College.

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Telegraph

Autumn Statement: Government to protect school and college sixth-forms from future cuts

 

School and college sixth-forms have been thrown a lifeline, with a rescue package aimed at protecting them from further cuts. By Richard Garner, The Independent. Also reported by The TES, BBC News online and Schools Week.

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Independent
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TES
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TES
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BBC
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Schools Week

‘Nurseries, schools and FE colleges should be breathing a huge sigh of relief’

 

Jonathan Simons, head of education at thinktank Policy Exchange and author of the weekly TES column Whispers from Westminster, comments on today’s spending review. By Jonathan Simons, The TES.

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TES

High-quality teacher trainees being turned away under new race-for-places system

 

Schools could lose out on high-quality NQTs next year, universities are warning. By Helen Ward, The TES.

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TES

'Error of law' in new religious studies GCSE

 

The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court has ruled. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Autumn Statement: Apprenticeships levy to raise £3bn

 

A new apprenticeship levy of 0.5% on company payrolls will raise £3bn a year and fund three million apprenticeships, the chancellor has announced. By Chris Johnston, BBC News online.

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BBC

Student loans: Osborne criticised for 'back door' repayments change

 

Students and graduates who have taken out student loans since 2012 will face higher repayments after the £21,000 income threshold at which borrowings must be paid back was frozen for five years. By Jessica Elgot, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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