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Daily News Summary
30 Sep 2015

image ISBA celebrates its 1000th member!
image Jeremy Corbyn prepared to strip private schools of their charitable status
image Which are the best value prep schools in the UK?
image It will take more than smartphones to stop boarding school children being damaged
image A London school has banned all technology
image State school sport is stuck on the starting blocks
image Jeremy Corbyn speech to the Labour Party conference
image Firm 'hides' university when recruits apply
image Jeremy Corbyn pledges to return to the era of the local education authority
image Parent groups want bigger voice in schools
image 'London effect' in schools due to gradual improvements not policies, says report

ISBA celebrates its 1000th member!

 

The Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA) has just accepted into membership its 1000th member – St Teresa’s Catholic Independent School in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire - a small ISA prep school of 150 pupils.

Jeremy Corbyn prepared to strip private schools of their charitable status

 

The proposal could see independent schools denied £700 million in tax breaks and add £200 a year to the cost of a child's private school education. References the Independent Schools Council (ISC). By Laura Hughes, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Which are the best value prep schools in the UK?

 

A picture feature with schools selected by the Good Schools Guide. Features a number of ISC schools. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

It will take more than smartphones to stop boarding school children being damaged

 

A new claim that modern technology means boarding pupils no longer feel cut off from their parents ignores the deep and lasting effects of institutionalised abandonment. By Nick Duffell, The Guardian.

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Guardian

A London school has banned all technology

 

Pupils aren't even allowed gadgets on holidays and parents have to commit to curtailing its use at home as well. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

State school sport is stuck on the starting blocks

 

A letter in The Telegraph regarding state school sport. Also reported by The Independent.

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Telegraph
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Independent

Jeremy Corbyn speech to the Labour Party conference

 

Jeremy Corbyn made his speech to the Labour Party conference yesterday. His speech touched on education. Links to main coverage of the speech are below.

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Telegraph
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Times
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Guardian
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Daily Mirror

Firm 'hides' university when recruits apply

 

Professional services firm Deloitte has changed its selection process so recruiters do not know where candidates went to school or university. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by The Daily Mail.

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BBC
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Daily Mail

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to return to the era of the local education authority

 

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it is his intention to make every school accountable to local education authorities. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

Parent groups want bigger voice in schools

 

Fewer than a fifth (18%) of parents in England think the government listens to them about their children's education, suggests research. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

'London effect' in schools due to gradual improvements not policies, says report

 

The extraordinary success of London’s schools, typically credited to policies such as the London Challenge and introduction of academies, is more likely due to improvements in primary schools and local leadership, according to new research. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by The TES.

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Guardian
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TES

 

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