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Daily News Summary
11 Sep 2015

image Parents bankrupt after chase for fees end up in court
image May faces clash with cabinet colleagues on foreign students
image Superhead calls for all schools to teach identical lessons
image Britain's biggest secondary proposed in plans to deal with pupil places crisis
image Opinion: 'Our findings on key stage 3 provision are worrying,' says Ofsted
image Teens' night-time use of social media 'risks harming mental health'
image Scotland's child poverty levels so severe teachers are sent advice on spotting malnourished students

Parents 'declared bankrupt after failing to pay private school fees', report says

 

Private schools are going to extremes to get bankrupt parents to pay overdue fees by taking them to court, a report has said. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC. Also reported by Schools Week, who quote Mike Lower, general secretary of the Independent Schools’ Bursars’ Association (ISBA).

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Telegraph
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Schools Week

May faces clash with cabinet colleagues on foreign students

 

A damaging cabinet rift has emerged between the home secretary and three senior colleagues, including the chancellor and foreign secretary, over stripping overseas students from the government’s net migration target. By Richard Ford and Greg Hurst, The Times.

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Times

Superhead calls for all schools to teach identical lessons

 

Every child should study the same curriculum at the same time in schools across the country, claims a former head who was a government adviser. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

Britain's biggest secondary proposed in plans to deal with pupil places crisis

 

An East London local authority is drawing up proposals for a “titan” 16-form-entry secondary school, as the pupil places crisis deepens, TES can reveal. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Opinion: 'Our findings on key stage 3 provision are worrying,' says Ofsted

 

What are your most vivid memories of secondary school? For some, it may be an inspirational teacher, a success on the netball court or the tension before a big theatrical production. By Sean Harford, national director for education at Ofsted.

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TES

Teens' night-time use of social media 'risks harming mental health'

 

Researcher says ‘digital sunset’ might improve sleep quality as separate study shows girls turn to social media when they’re anxious. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Scotland's child poverty levels so severe teachers are sent advice on spotting malnourished students

 

Country’s largest teaching union draws up guidelines to help 'poverty-proof' classrooms. By Chris Green, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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