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Daily News Summary
1 Oct 2015

image ‘Young people are the really, really pure humans’
image Obituary: Richard Bull
image Prince's Teaching Institute to offer primary heads courses in 'rigorous' subject knowledge
image Pupils choose YouTube over teachers for careers advice
image No more free schools, Labour pledges
image Auschwitz: School trips are helping children fight discrimination at home
image Faith schools illegally denying places to many children – report
image Most students who graduated during recession 'now have top-level jobs'
image British universities should welcome foreign students - 55 current world leaders have studied in the UK
image COBIS’ new office

‘Young people are the really, really pure humans’

 

The Dalai Lama meets British pupils to get their world views. The Dalai Lama visited pupils at Newton Prep School, South London. Quotes Alison Fleming, Head at Newton Prep. By unnamed reporter, The TES.

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TES

Obituary: Richard Bull

 

Liberal-minded headmaster who championed coeducation at Oakham and Rugby schools and taught classics at Eton. The Times.

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Times

Prince's Teaching Institute to offer primary heads courses in 'rigorous' subject knowledge

 

The Prince’s Teaching Institute (PTI), which runs subject-based training for secondary school teachers, has announced plans to expand into the primary sector. Quotes Bernice McCabe, head of North London Collegiate School. By Kaye Wiggins and Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Pupils choose YouTube over teachers for careers advice

 

Fewer schoolchildren are turning to their teachers for careers advice, while YouTube, Google and social media sites are becoming increasingly popular with youngsters, new research has found. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

No more free schools, Labour pledges

 

There will be no more free schools under a future Labour government, the shadow education secretary has said. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Auschwitz: School trips are helping children fight discrimination at home

 

All children in England are taught about the Holocaust. But when teachers and pupils get the chance to see Auschwitz for themselves, the impact in the classroom is huge, discovers Sarah Cassidy. The Independent.

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Independent

Faith schools illegally denying places to many children – report

 

Virtually all religiously selective state schools in England are breaking law, finds study by the British Humanist Association and the Fair Admissions Campaign. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent and The TES.

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Guardian
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Independent
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TES

Most students who graduated during recession 'now have top-level jobs'

 

Figures show four out of five either have top jobs or are undertaking further study, while just 4% remain unemployed. By Richard Garner, The Independent. The Telegraph also reports on this story but takes the opposing view.

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Independent
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Telegraph

British universities should welcome foreign students - 55 current world leaders have studied in the UK

 

Researchers from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) want to show how encouraging international students to come here can help to bolster Britain's influence in the world. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

COBIS’ new office

 

After 4 years being based at St Mary's University, Twickenham, the Council of British International Schools’ (COBIS) Head Office has moved to a new address in central London. The new Head Office will be located in Russell Square, which has ample space for the talented COBIS team to grow, as well as extra meeting space which will be available for members to book out and use, for recruitment interviews or other meetings.

New COBIS Head Office Address COBIS 55-56 Russell Square Bloomsbury London WC1B 4HP UK

New COBIS Telephone Number Main Office: +44 20 3826 7190

 

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