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Daily News Summary
14 Oct 2015

image ISC blog of the week: A university challenge
image State education ‘must follow private schools’ lead’ and take the arts seriously
image Boarding schools condemn 'dangerously inaccurate' claims that they damage mental health
image School introduces long-lost exercise in revamped 11+ exam
image Children should play near 'risky' cliffs and water to tackle obesity, MPs claim
image Boys trail girls in literacy and numeracy when starting school
image Government urged to bring back compulsory work experience for under-16s
image Let’s turn the page on Michael Gove and aim for happiness in schools
image Students say universities should make lecturers’ qualifications publicly available
image Educating Cardiff and edu-television: Should schools allow cameras into the classroom?

ISC blog of the week: A university challenge

 

Charlotte Avery, Head at St Mary’s School in Cambridge, discusses the recent revamps a number of firms have taken in the graduate selection process.

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State education ‘must follow private schools’ lead’ and take the arts seriously

 

Former children’s commissioner for England Maggie Atkinson has launched a staunch defence of the arts in education, and lambasted the government for “undermining creative subjects”. By David Hutchinson, The Stage.

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Boarding schools condemn 'dangerously inaccurate' claims that they damage mental health

 

Claims that boarding school pupils will suffer mental health issues and feelings of abandonment are “dangerously inaccurate”, a leading figure in the sector will say today. Quotes Robin Fletcher of BSA. By Irena Barker, TES.

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School introduces long-lost exercise in revamped 11+ exam

 

A leading private school is introducing a long-lost exercise used in the to test pupils abilities to summarise arguments as part of its entrance exams taken by prospective 11+ candidates from early next year. Mentions Streatham & Clapham High School. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Children should play near 'risky' cliffs and water to tackle obesity, MPs claim

 

A new report recommends more 'potentially dangerous' play, including the possibility of getting lost, to tackle obesity and boost self-confidence in young people. By Kate McCann and Javier Espinoza, Telegraph. Also reported in Times.

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Times

Boys trail girls in literacy and numeracy when starting school

 

Gender gap narrows but five-year-old girls lead in all early learning goals as more than a third of boys fall short in writing, government study shows. By Sally Weale, Guardian.

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Guardian

Government urged to bring back compulsory work experience for under-16s

 

The government is being urged to reverse its "careless" decision to end compulsory work experience for schoolchildren, in order to help tackle youth unemployment. TES. Also reported on BBC News website.

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BBC

Let’s turn the page on Michael Gove and aim for happiness in schools

 

Social and emotional learning is as important as academic achievement. With Nicky Morgan and Lucy Powell in education maybe things are looking up. Opinion by Fiona Miller.

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Guardian

Students say universities should make lecturers’ qualifications publicly available

 

Social learning site says it supports 'any moves to make this information freely available' as students say it would 'definitely' influence their university choice. By Aftab Ali, Independent.

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Independent

Educating Cardiff and edu-television: Should schools allow cameras into the classroom?

 

Ahead of the final episode of Educating Cardiff, Educating the East End's Joe Bispham and teacher Tom Starkey debate the merits and pitfalls of allowing a television crew into a classroom. TES.

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