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Daily News Summary
23 Oct 2015

image Charity Commission updates guidance for recording partnership work
image How to apply for a private school bursary
image Insider special report: Independent schools
image Parental choice and term-time holiday fines
image Mental Health Stigma In Teenagers To Be Tackled By New Government Campaign
image Poll shows that 82% of parents are happy with their children's school
image Bright, poor students could lose out in pupil premium shake-up
image Online games trialled in classrooms to boost numeracy
image Science teachers most likely to consider quitting school, research says
image China pays for British children to learn Mandarin at school
image Good news Friday: Sir Ian McKellen talks LGBT rights

Charity Commission updates guidance for recording partnership work

 

New guidelines on how independent schools can ensure they best demonstrate their public benefit have been issued. This is also reported in Third Sector where Julie Robinson, General Secretary of the ISC, is quoted.

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Third Sector

How to apply for a private school bursary

 

With a third of children in independent schools receiving financial assistance, Susan Hamlyn gives advice on applying for bursaries. By Susan Hamlyn, director of the Good Schools Guide. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Insider special report: Independent schools

 

Writing for Scottish Business Insider, Maggie Stanfield finds a range of schools all aiming to help children shine. The Daily Record. Quotes John Edward, Director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS); Dr Hawley, headmaster at Loretto School; David Knapman, headmaster at Dollar Academy; Anna Tomlinson, head at St Margaret's and former deputy head at St George’s School for Girls; Andrew Hunter, headmaster at Merchiston Castle School; Bruce Thompson, headmaster at Strathallan School; John Owen, headmaster at Beaconhurst School and Gordon Woods, college warden at Glenalmond College.

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Regional Media

Parental choice and term-time holiday fines

 

Letters to the Editor from Peter Sergeant, Assistant Headmaster at Loughborough Grammar School and Neil Roskilly, Chief Executive Officer at the Independent Schools Association (ISA). The Times.

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Times

Mental Health Stigma In Teenagers To Be Tackled By New Government Campaign

 

The “life-limiting” stigma endured by teenagers with mental health issues is to be tackled by a new anti-stigma government campaign. By Sarah Ann Harris, The Huffington Post.

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Huffington Post

Poll shows that 82% of parents are happy with their children's school

 

Barely a day goes by without schools being pilloried in the press for poor standards, but a new poll shows that the vast majority of parents are happy with their children’s education. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Bright, poor students could lose out in pupil premium shake-up

 

Bright pupils from poor homes could lose out in a funding shake-up being considered by ministers, TES has learned. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Online games trialled in classrooms to boost numeracy

 

A research trial exploring ways that internet games can help to improve primary pupils’ mental arithmetic has been launched. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Science teachers most likely to consider quitting school, research says

 

Science teachers are the subject specialists most likely to consider quitting the classroom, according to new research suggesting that many feel overwhelmed by running practical lessons. By Sarah Cassidy, The Independent.

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Independent

China pays for British children to learn Mandarin at school

 

Children as young as four are having compulsory Mandarin lessons, taught by teachers paid for by the Chinese government. By Nicola Woolcock and Olivia Acland, The Times.

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Times

Good news Friday: Sir Ian McKellen talks LGBT rights

 

Sir Ian McKellen visits Bolton School, while the winner is announced of the Great Biology Bake-Off. Read our weekly good news round-up. References Bolton School; Bedford School and Birmingham Royal Ballet School. Quotes Joanne Elliot, the head of dance at Queen's College and Scott Carnochan, head of Sedbergh Preparatory School. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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