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Daily News Summary
9 Nov 2015

image King's college joins rush of UK schools setting up abroad
image Time to give peace education a chance in schools
image Social mobility gap will widen if minister pushes ahead with plans
image Answer the question: Headmaster says exam board is to blame for poor results. Is it true?
image Private school teachers 'working longer hours for little or no extra pay'
image Women and careers
image Bosom chums for 70 years . . . and counting
image Good news Friday: Sky high ambitions
image Call for council-run schools to sponsor academies
image Nick Timothy: end ban on new grammar schools
image Malala’s campaign to give all girls around the world 12 years of education inspires major breakthrough in India
image Schools minister: 'Expose youngsters to classical music'

King's college joins rush of UK schools setting up abroad

 

King’s College School in south London has joined the armada of UK educational establishments setting up British-style schools abroad. Quotes Andrew Halls, head of King's College School; Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College; Tony Puri, chief executive of Repton International Schools; Joseph Spence, master of Dulwich College and Michael Wilson, headmaster of Cranleigh Prep School. Reference is made to figures from the Independent Schools Council. By David Sapsted, Relocate Global.

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Relocate Global

Time to give peace education a chance in schools

 

Concern over No 10’s ‘military ethos in schools’ initiative is prompting charities to press the government over its commitment to the UN children’s treaty. By Susanna Rustin, The Guardian. References University College School (UCS) in north London.

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Guardian

Social mobility gap will widen if minister pushes ahead with plans

 

A letter is published in the Times from Neil Roskilly, CEO, The Independent Schools Association.

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Times

Answer the question: Headmaster says exam board is to blame for poor results. Is it true?

 

This week’s questions are answered by Andrew Halls, head master of King’s College School in Wimbledon. The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Private school teachers 'working longer hours for little or no extra pay'

 

Teachers in independent schools are working longer hours and are not enjoying enough uninterrupted lunch breaks, a new poll from teaching union the ATL shows. Quotes Neil Roskilly, chief executive of the Independent Schools Association (ISA). By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Women and careers

 

A letter is published in the Sunday Telegraph from Vivienne Durham, headmistress at Francis Holland School, London.

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Telegraph

Bosom chums for 70 years . . . and counting

 

It is the longest-running student exchange scheme in the world — and even more remarkable because one school is in Britain and the other in Germany. Features Latymer Upper School. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Good news Friday: Sky high ambitions

 

One student is flying high following helicopter training success, while birds of prey descend on Bristol. The Telegraph’s weekly good news round-up. Quoted are Stephen Holliday, headmaster at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School (QEH), Bristol; Annabel Ramsay, Prep 3 teacher at Truro High Prep School; Pete Mobbs, head of maths at Dauntsey’s School in Wiltshire and Janie Tilley, head of science at Sydenham High School GDST. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Call for council-run schools to sponsor academies

 

High-performing, council-run schools in England should be allowed to sponsor struggling schools without becoming academies first, say town hall bosses. By Judith Burns, BBC News.

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BBC

Nick Timothy: end ban on new grammar schools

 

Head of the New Schools Network, which leads the government's flagship education reforms, calls for more academic selection in state schools. By Tim Ross, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Malala’s campaign to give all girls around the world 12 years of education inspires major breakthrough in India

 

Three years after she was shot by Taliban militants, Malala Yousafzai’s campaign to ensure all girls receive at least 12 years of education has achieved its first major success. By Jenn Selby and Julia Zulver, The Independent.

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Independent

Schools minister: 'Expose youngsters to classical music'

 

The ‘Classical Hundred’ initiative will make high quality recordings available to primary schools teachers, writes Nick Gibb. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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