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Daily News Summary
14 Sep 2015

image Scots private school fees soar 20% in five years
image Learn some respect, lads
image ‘Malory Towers’ girls to get social skills lessons
image School Report
image Answer the question: Pick’n’mix private and state schooling can be sweet
image Student or migrant?
image Mobile phones and iPads could be banned from classrooms
image Top universities handed low marks for teaching
image Half of children have been bullied – survey
image Can Singapore maths really turn our children into mathematicians?

Scots private school fees soar 20% in five years

 

Private school fees in Scotland have risen above by almost 20 per cent in the past five years, outstripping the inflation, a report has revealed. Quotes John Edward, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS). Reference is made to the Independent Schools Council (ISC), Gordonstoun and Fettes College. By Jane Bradley, The Scotsman. Also reported by The Sunday Times.

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Scotsman

Learn some respect, lads

 

As her Old Girls quit their top jobs to flee sexism, a head tells Sian Griffiths that private boys’ schools must teach their pupils to treat women as equals. Quotes Clarissa Farr, high mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School in London. The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

‘Malory Towers’ girls to get social skills lessons

 

The country’s poshest girls’ boarding school, where Princess Anne was a pupil, is launching a professional diploma to teach girls social skills such as how to make small talk and establish eye contact as well as how to present a business plan and understand financial accounts. Quotes Sam Price, headmistress at Benenden in Kent. By Sian Griffiths, Education Editor, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

School Report

 

Chris Ramsey, the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) Higher Education spokesperson and headmaster of The King's School, Chester writes for School report this week. The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Answer the question: Pick’n’mix private and state schooling can be sweet

 

This week’s questions are answered by Andrew Halls, head master of King’s College School in Wimbledon, southwest London. The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Student or migrant?

 

A letter published in The Times from Caroline Nixon, chairman of the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students.

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Times

Mobile phones and iPads could be banned from classrooms

 

Pupils could be banned from taking mobile phones and iPads into class under a major government crackdown on disruptive behaviour at school. Tom Bennett, the Department for Education discipline tsar, will begin a wide-ranging inquiry into how schools deal with unruly children. By Tim Ross, Senior Political Correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph. Also reported by The Observer and The Independent on Sunday.

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Telegraph
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Guardian
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Independent

Top universities handed low marks for teaching

 

Students at some of Britain’s leading universities are deeply critical of the quality of teaching they receive, according to research by The Sunday Times. By Sian Griffiths, Education Editor, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Half of children have been bullied – survey

 

School is most common place for bullying, and only a quarter of children think their school’s anti-bullying policy works. By Press Association, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Can Singapore maths really turn our children into mathematicians?

 

What is the commutative law of multiplication? Quickly now, spit it out. Sorry, too slow. By Damian Whitworth, The Times.

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Times

 

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