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Daily News Summary
12 Apr 2016

image ISC Census 2016
image Teachers should take a moment to think about how they want to be remembered by their students
image Schools should lead in promoting engineering careers
image More than a third of new GCSEs and A levels still not ready – with less than a term to go
image Pupils denied mental health services for insufficiently ‘complex’ conditions
image DIY schooling on the rise as more parents opt for home education
image Grammar schools and the opportunity gap: 10 questions for Nicky Morgan

ISC Census 2016

 

ISC is currently compiling the 2016 independent school Census, which will be released on Friday 29th April.

We are looking for a number of ISC schools to add comments to press releases and associated articles on a number of different areas: fees, pupil/school numbers, partnerships, bursaries, single-sex / co-ed, boarding, international students, SEND, exam results and value added, prep / junior, progressions to university, teacher numbers, London, South East, South West, East Midlands, East Anglia, West Midlands, North, Scotland, Wales.

If your school would like to add a 100-150 word comment on 1 or 2 of these areas, please contact Ed Holmes on 020 7766 7062 or ed.holmes@isc.co.uk to discuss.

Teachers should take a moment to think about how they want to be remembered by their students

 

Andrew Motion’s new poem about his favourite teacher (pictured) acts as a reminder that education is about so much more than marking, workload, exams and Ofsted, writes a leading educationist. By John Dunford, TES. Andrew Motion is a former pupil at Radley College where his favorite teacher, Peter Way, taught English.

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TES

Schools should lead in promoting engineering careers

 

The influence of teachers over their pupils’ career choices should be “explicitly recognised” and “actively promoted” by government in a bid to better promote engineering as a subject, a key sector organisation has said. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Also reported by TES.

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Schools Week
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TES

More than a third of new GCSEs and A levels still not ready – with less than a term to go

 

Some 35 per cent of specifications have yet to be accredited, Ofqual figures show. By Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

Pupils denied mental health services for insufficiently ‘complex’ conditions

 

Young people who miss school as a result of their mental health are being turned away from services because their conditions are not sufficiently “complex”, a leading think tank has warned. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

DIY schooling on the rise as more parents opt for home education

 

No one knows exactly how many children are being taught at home, but new figures suggest numbers in England are growing. Why is this? By Warwick Mansell and Patrick Edwards, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Grammar schools and the opportunity gap: 10 questions for Nicky Morgan

 

With selective schools now able to apply to open ‘annexes’, a Kent parent has written an open letter to the education secretary. By Joanne Bartley, The Guardian.

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Guardian

 

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