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Daily News Summary
24 Sep 2015

image Sharnbrook Academy Federation: International Peace Quilt
image Share and share alike
image Cut the price of classic novels, Nicky Morgan tells publishers
image 'You worry they could take your kids': is the Prevent strategy demonising Muslim schoolchildren?
image Rising number of parents appeal school places, figures show
image Crime in schools: 30,000 incidents reported to police last year
image Study science and keep your options open, astronaut Tim Peake tells pupils
image Degrees can boost salary by £14,000
image The Sutton Trust's summer school kickstarted a push for fairer access to UK's elite universities
image Rugby World Cup: Now is the time to spare a thought for the origins of the game

Sharnbrook Academy Federation: International Peace Quilt

 

Sharnbrook Academy Federation will be hosting the International Peace Quilt which was initially produced by schools all around the world for the London 2012 Olympics as a symbol of unity and peace and in the spirit of the Olympic Truce. For 2016 the Federation is asking all schools to submit their school emblem electronically for inclusion. These will then be used to create a dramatic visual display by screen-printing the patches together to create a large tapestry using dominant colours to spell out the word ‘peace’.

If you would like to participate in this initiative please send an electronic copy of your school’s logo for inclusion to: peacepatch@sharnbrook.beds.sch.uk

Share and share alike

 

John Clarke looks at how the recent debate on sharing facilities with the wider community and public benefit might affect independent schools. References the Independent Schools Council (ISC). Reported in the Independent Education Today magazine.

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Cut the price of classic novels, Nicky Morgan tells publishers

 

Education secretary Nicky Morgan is to ask publishers to cut the prices of classic English novels for secondary schools, in a bid to ensure more teenagers have access to the books. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES. Also reported by BBC News Online and The Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

'You worry they could take your kids': is the Prevent strategy demonising Muslim schoolchildren?

 

Teachers now have a statutory duty to spot signs of ‘non-violent extremism’, with children as young as three being referred for anti-radicalisation. Does the policy safeguard vulnerable pupils – or discriminate against Muslims? By Homa Khaleeli, The Guardian.

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Rising number of parents appeal school places, figures show

 

Rising numbers of parents are lodging appeals after their children were denied places at a chosen school, with tens of thousands submitted last year, figures show. By Agency, The Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News online.

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BBC

Crime in schools: 30,000 incidents reported to police last year

 

Reports of crime in schools rose to more than 30,000 incidents last year, according to new figures. By TES reporter, The TES. Also reported by BBC News online.

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BBC

Study science and keep your options open, astronaut Tim Peake tells pupils

 

There are many routes into space, British astronaut Tim Peake told pupils at a London primary school today. By Helen Ward, The TES. Also reported by BBC News online.

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BBC

Degrees can boost salary by £14,000

 

Graduates earned between £10,000 and £14,000 more in their early careers than people of a similar age who did not go to university, a study has shown. By Greg Hurst, The Times. Also reported by The Guardian.

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Guardian

The Sutton Trust's summer school kickstarted a push for fairer access to UK's elite universities

 

The summer school, which started in 1998, has helped around 1,000 disadvantaged pupils apply to Cambridge University. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Rugby World Cup: Now is the time to spare a thought for the origins of the game

 

The game was founded on the playing fields of the well-known independent school of the same name. References Rugby School. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

 

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