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Daily News Summary
18 Sep 2015

image Private education: a great British export
image Examiners are more generous during re-marks, study finds
image Lesson in variety
image Boisterous children should not be told off by teachers, says expert
image Exclusive: Headteachers call for end to pupil premium amid plans for funding overhaul
image UK Jewish leaders seek clarification on Jeremy Corbyn's policies
image UK exam board to advise high-performing Chinese schools on maths and science
image Ethnic minority students less likely to win university places
image Students urged to back counter-radicalisation programme
image 'Fresh air and a warm hearth' – remote primary school seeks teacher

Private education: a great British export

 

More and more independent schools are opening partner campuses abroad, as Paul Bray discovers. By Paul Bray, The Telegraph.

References the Independent Schools Council, Brighton College, Cranleigh, Dulwich, Haileybury, Harrow, Repton, Sherborne and Wellington. Quotes Tony Puri, chief executive of Repton International Schools; Michael Wilson, headmaster at Cranleigh Prep School; Joseph Spence, Master of Dulwich College; Ian McIntyre, director of schools at Brighton College International Schools; Simon Mower, principal of Bellerbys College and Tony Eysele, head of ACS Cobham.

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Telegraph

Examiners are more generous during re-marks, study finds

 

Examiners are more generous when they re-mark GCSE and A-level papers immediately after the summer results, a talk by the chair of Ofqual has revealed. By Sophie Scott, Schools Week. Quotes Peter Hamilton, head of the independent Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and chair of HMC’s academic policy committee.

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Schools Week

Lesson in variety

 

Head Master at Streatham and Clapham High School, London writes to the Times Editor regarding Dame Sally Coates’s suggestion to teach all children aged 4 to 14 from a uniform curriculum.

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Times

Boisterous children should not be told off by teachers, says expert

 

Boisterous children should not be told off by teachers, but ignored instead, a teaching expert has said. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Exclusive: Headteachers call for end to pupil premium amid plans for funding overhaul

 

Headteachers are urging the government to end the pupil premium in its current form as part of a major overhaul of school funding, TES can reveal. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

UK Jewish leaders seek clarification on Jeremy Corbyn's policies

 

Leaders of Britain’s Jewish community are seeking urgent meetings with Jeremy Corbyn amid anxieties about his attitudes towards Israel, faith schools and antisemitism. By Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian.

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Guardian

UK exam board to advise high-performing Chinese schools on maths and science

 

England’s biggest exam board has signed a deal with a major Chinese education group, which will see it help schools in Beijing and Shanghai to assess maths and science. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Ethnic minority students less likely to win university places

 

Ucas data shows white students with similar A-level results are more successful at all levels of university entrance. By Richard Adams and Caelainn Barr, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Students urged to back counter-radicalisation programme

 

The National Union of Students (NUS) is being urged by ministers to support the government's counter-radicalisation programme, Prevent. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online. Also reported by The Independent.

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BBC
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Independent

'Fresh air and a warm hearth' – remote primary school seeks teacher

 

With 300 teaching posts vacant across the Highlands, communities such as Scoraig are facing a staffing crisis. By Libby Brooks, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent and The TES.

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Guardian
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Independent
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TES

 

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