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Daily News Summary
27 Oct 2015

image ISC blog of the week: How to choose a school for your child...a beginner’s guide
image North-south divide starts with pre-school children, report says
image Wilshaw: 'Nobody can argue against the benefits of phonics'
image Let children have five days a year of term time holidays, Netmums editor says
image Supersize schools: how big is too big … 2,000? Or 4,000?
image Scottish teachers to receive 1.5 per cent pay rise
image Feature: 'Tis the season

ISC blog of the week: How to choose a school for your child...a beginner’s guide

 

Matthew Unsworth, Headmaster of Barrow Hills School in Surrey - a preparatory school for children aged two -13, offers his advice about what to consider when deciding on your child’s school…

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North-south divide starts with pre-school children, report says

 

Children born into the poorest families in the north of England are falling behind comparable children in the south before they even reach school, according to new research that highlights a host of educational and other inequalities the government must tackle to succeed in creating a ”northern powerhouse”. By Katie Allen, The Guardian. Also reported by The TES and BBC News online.

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BBC

Wilshaw: 'Nobody can argue against the benefits of phonics'

 

The teaching of phonics has been one the most significant factors behind the increasing success of primary schools in England, according to the head of Ofsted. bY Richard Vaughan, The TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Let children have five days a year of term time holidays, Netmums editor says

 

Children should be allocated five days of term-time holidays per year to help mitigate the costs parents face when taking a break, the editor in chief of Britain’s largest parenting site has said. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Supersize schools: how big is too big … 2,000? Or 4,000?

 

A new wave of huge schools is planned to add places without new buildings. But there are fears the most vulnerable pupils could suffer. By Liz Lightfoot, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Scottish teachers to receive 1.5 per cent pay rise

 

The Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT) has today formally agreed a pay and conditions deal. By Henry Hepburn, The TES.

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Feature: 'Tis the season

 

... for mince pies, Christmas pud and a diverse multitude of global treats. Simon Fry rounds up the festive dining news. Edquarter. References King Edward’s School, Witley; ACS Cobham International School; ACS Egham International School; Epsom College; Mayfield School; Handcross Park School and Westonbirt School.

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edquarter

 

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