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Daily News Summary
16 Sep 2015

image Pastoral Conference – ReTHINK 23 September 2015
image Tatler School Awards 2015
image Give parents the power to sack headteachers, charity urges
image Tories now the 'heirs to Blair' on schools
image Government launches new careers advice service
image Tackle extremism, but not at the expense of freedom of speech, say unions
image Ethnic minority children are twice as likely to be tutored
image Too much screen time is as bad as a hangover
image Tuition fees divide changes the way students in Scotland and England view their education

Pastoral Conference – ReTHINK 23 September 2015

 

Developing a culture for managing, supporting and developing a positive approach to mental health in schools.

The aim of this year’s conference, at the Royal Grammar School Newcastle, is to inspire schools to make good mental health a priority throughout their community and to provide practical guidance for some of the most common issues in schools.

To book a place please email your details to Sandra Ellis: s.ellis@rgs.newcastle.sch.uk

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Tatler School Awards 2015

 

The 14th Annual Tatler Schools Awards 2015. Winners include Queen Margaret’s, York; Orchard House School, London; Elstree School, Reading; St Mary’s, Ascot; Headteacher John Claughton from King Edward’s School, Birmingham and Headteacher Tony Little from Eton College, Windsor.

The Tatler Schools guide 2015 is on sale now with the October issue of Tatler.

Give parents the power to sack headteachers, charity urges

 

A campaigning charity has called for the introduction of a controversial “parental trigger” law that would give parents the power to voice their concerns about a school and even force a change in headteacher. By Richard Vaughan, The TES. Also reported by BBC News online and Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Tories now the 'heirs to Blair' on schools

 

Labour Party poses a 'risk' to schools across the country, the Education Secretary warns. By Peter Dominiczak, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Government launches new careers advice service

 

Employers will join up with schools and colleges across the country as part of a project to better prepare young people for the world of work. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Tackle extremism, but not at the expense of freedom of speech, say unions

 

Government strategies to combat radicalisation risk curtailing freedom of speech in schools, education unions have warned. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Ethnic minority children are twice as likely to be tutored

 

Almost half of 11-year-olds from a range of ethnic minorities are receiving private tuition outside school, according to a study. By Rosemary Bennett, The Times. Also reported by The Daily Mail, The TES and BBC News online.

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Times
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Daily Mail
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BBC

Too much screen time is as bad as a hangover

 

Parents who allow children excessive screen time should be treated by headteachers as if their offspring had arrived at school hangover, according to child health specialist. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Link not available online.

Tuition fees divide changes the way students in Scotland and England view their education

 

The tuition fees divide between English and Scottish students has left a generation young people north and south of the border with radically different ideas of who should pay for education, a new report has found. By Jamie Merrill, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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