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Daily News Summary
30 Oct 2015

image 'Deep-rooted suspicion between independent and state schools has to change'
image Rugby elbowing out classic sports at girls' schools
image Titan schools will be like cheap high-rise housing, independent head warns
image Why Ugo Monye is helping to spread the play
image Poor white boys are bottom of the class
image Full STEAM ahead to give art equal footing with science and maths
image Fewer children offered their first choice of secondary school, study finds
image Forget women in boardrooms — we need more men in classrooms
image Ghost Story of the Day: Harrogate’s ghostly apparition at Ashville

'Deep-rooted suspicion between independent and state schools has to change'

 

Too often independent schools are pigeon-holed as elitist establishments interested only in 'poaching' the 'best' children, says head teacher Paul Norton. By Paul Norton, principal of Kings Monkton school in Cardiff. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Rugby elbowing out classic sports at girls' schools

 

Rugby is rapidly gaining popularity among girls, a leading headteacher has said, as a survey found more than half of girls' schools now offer the sport. Quotes Alun Jones, president of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and principal of St Gabriels, Newbury ; Bex Brown, housemistress and rugby coach at Sherborne Girls School and Jackie Atkinson, director of sport at Newcastle High School for Girls. Also references Wycombe Abbey; Roedean; St Paul’s Girls’ School and Manchester High School for Girls. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported in IE Today, The Times and The Daily Mail.

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Telegraph
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IE Today
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Times
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Daily Mail

Titan schools will be like cheap high-rise housing, independent head warns

 

The rush to create large “titan” schools is “misguided” and comparable with the post-war boom in cheap high-rise housing, a leading private sector head has said. Quotes Dr Sarah Welch, chair of the Independent Schools Association (ISA). References Gosfield School in Essex. By Irene Baker, The TES. This story is also reported in the TES by Richard Vaughan.

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TES
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TES

Why Ugo Monye is helping to spread the play

 

While focus is on Twickenham’s all-Antipodean clash this weekend, former wing is part of a scheme that aims to get more rugby into state schools – and, who knows, might even help England reach another World Cup final one day. References Harrow School; Millfield; Whitgift School and Lord Wandsworth College. By Tom Peck, The Independent.

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Independent

Poor white boys are bottom of the class

 

White working-class boys have slipped farther down the educational ladder, according to the equalities watchdog. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times.

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Times

Full STEAM ahead to give art equal footing with science and maths

 

With slightly ruffled hair, bleary eyes and a stomach most probably full with coffee, a group of 40 teachers, artists and scientists presented their musings on how to incorporate art into the STEM subjects today. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Fewer children offered their first choice of secondary school, study finds

 

Fewer children are getting their first choice of school, a new study has found, with most new places for pupils being created in institutions that are getting worse. By Sarah Cassidy, The Independent.

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Independent

Forget women in boardrooms — we need more men in classrooms

 

Only one in four teachers in our schools are male. If David Cameron and Lord Davies really care about gender imbalance, that should worry them. By Julie Hartley-Brewer, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Ghost Story of the Day: Harrogate’s ghostly apparition at Ashville

 

The eerie looking building was first founded as an all boys school in 1877 but this independent school holds a dark secret... References Ashville College. By Hollie Bone, North Yorkshire News.

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