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Daily News Summary
22 Oct 2015

image New Eton head to put emphasis on pupils' emotional intelligence
image Top 10 best value prep schools
image Prep schools 'threaten parents if their child looks to leave two years early', experts say
image Consultation starts on measures for taking over failing and coasting schools
image Per pupil spending 'to fall by 8%'
image Speaker John Bercow calls for school funding reform
image Ofsted: schools not doing enough to promote apprenticeships
image 'It's time to change the depressing reality of inadequate coastal schools'
image Grieving children can't have extra days off, schools Minister warns

New Eton head to put emphasis on pupils' emotional intelligence

 

The new headmaster of Eton College wants to develop emotional intelligence in his pupils and provide them with a “holistic, rounded” education. Quotes Simon Henderson, headmaster at Eton College. Also references Cheltenham Ladies' College; Winchester and Bradfield Co-educational College. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Top 10 best value prep schools

 

Sending your child to a private prep school may be more financially accessible than you think, according to the Good Schools Guide. References a number of ISC prep schools. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Prep schools 'threaten parents if their child looks to leave two years early', experts say

 

Prep schools are threatening parents saying they will kick their children out two years early if they take admissions tests to get into highly selective grammar schools. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Quotes Andrew Hall, headmaster at King's College, Wimbledon, and David Hanson, chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS). References King's College, Wimbledon; Latymer Upper, Kingston Grammar and Highgate. Also reported by The Daily Mail.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail

Consultation starts on measures for taking over failing and coasting schools

 

The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has launched a consultation on introducing tough measures to intervene and take over failing and coasting schools, with a strong attack on those who campaign against academies. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Per pupil spending 'to fall by 8%'

 

Spending per pupil in schools in England is likely to fall by 8% in real terms over the next five years, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online. Also reported by The TES.

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TES

Speaker John Bercow calls for school funding reform

 

Speaker John Bercow has joined more than 90 Conservative MPs demanding the government urgently rewrites the rules for funding schools in England. By Ross Hawkins, BBC News online.

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BBC

Ofsted: schools not doing enough to promote apprenticeships

 

The low take-up of apprenticeships is "little short of a disaster" and schools are partly to blame, the head of Ofsted will say today. By Richard Vaughan, The TES. Also reported by The Times.

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TES
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Times

'It's time to change the depressing reality of inadequate coastal schools'

 

With grey sea on one side and poor transport links on the other, the isolation of many of our coastal schools is holding pupils back, writes Heath Monk. The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian.

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Telegraph
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Guardian

Grieving children can't have extra days off, schools Minister warns

 

Nick Gibb said that children can't have extra days off school, even after a funeral, because absence affects grades. By Kate McCann, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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