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Daily News Summary
19 Apr 2016

image In New Zealand it’s rare to be asked what school you attended: Will this ever change in Britain?
image Now another onslaught from Wilshaw
image Students to be taught weekly lessons in 'Yorkshire grit'
image State school becomes first to open fee-paying branch in China
image Sexual harassment rife in schools
image Primary school offer day: how to appeal a decision
image Workload: Tens of thousands of teachers spend more than 11 hours marking every week
image GSA Event: Personalised Learning - Meeting the needs of every learner
image Heston whips up a whizz-bang GCSE to get children cooking

In New Zealand it’s rare to be asked what school you attended: Will this ever change in Britain?

 

While the independent sector continues to bat away recent criticism from Sir Michael Wilshaw, Alun Ebenezer and Sir Keith Burnett emanating from the last Sutton Report, it is interesting to look at similar educational systems abroad to see how they cope with the state-independent divide. By Peter Tait, former headmaster of Sherborne Preparatory School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Now another onslaught from Wilshaw

 

Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC and John Claughton, Chief master of KES Birmingham, respond to recent criticism from Sir Michael Wilshaw regarding the independent sector. Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

Students to be taught weekly lessons in 'Yorkshire grit'

 

A school on a mission to instil character and tenacity in its pupils is set to teach weekly lessons - in "Yorkshire grit." The Express. Quotes Charles Ellison, headmaster at Scarborough College.

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Daily Express

State school becomes first to open fee-paying branch in China

 

A top-performing state school is to become the first state-funded academy trust in England to open a fee-paying branch in China. By Sophie Jamieson, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Times with both articles quoting figures from the ISC annual Census. Dulwich College and Wellington College are also referenced.

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Telegraph
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Times

Sexual harassment rife in schools

 

Commons committee launches investigation into the scale and impact of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools. By Helen Ward, TES. Also reported by Schools Week, The Guardian and BBC News online .

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TES
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Schools Week
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Guardian
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BBC

Primary school offer day: how to appeal a decision

 

The annual scramble for places in reception is likely to be more intense this year as local authorities publish results concerning the outcome of parents’ applications following reports of shortages in certain parts of the country. By John Chard, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Workload: Tens of thousands of teachers spend more than 11 hours marking every week

 

Two-thirds of UK teachers say the amount of time they spend marking impacts on classroom time with pupil. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

GSA Event: Personalised Learning - Meeting the needs of every learner

 

Find out how to improve the individual experience of each pupil through GSA's Personalised Learning course. Learning how to deliver lessons that support EAL pupils, AG&T pupils and pupils with SEN. The event will include practical strategies and will equip you to organise your lessons to benefit each individual learner. Find out more and book your place here.

Heston whips up a whizz-bang GCSE to get children cooking

 

He made his name with recipes such as snail porridge, persuaded children at a Liverpool hospital to try fried worms and rustled up the perfect bacon sandwich for the British astronaut Tim Peake to eat in space. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

 

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