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Daily News Summary
29 Apr 2016

image Launch of the 2016 ISC Census
image Britain’s private schools offer record bursaries
image Child mental health crisis 'worse than suspected'
image Textbooks should be here to stay, says exam expert
image Leadership webinar: liberating leaders (video and webchat)
image Primary testing regime chaotic, say head teachers
image Free schools ‘socially select’ pupils, research suggests

Launch of the 2016 ISC Census

 

The 2016 ISC Census was launched today. This year the Census shows there are now 1,280 ISC schools across the UK, the highest total this century. Completed by all schools in ISC membership for 42 years, the Census provides a picture of where independent schools sit within the UK's education landscape.

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Britain’s private schools offer record bursaries

 

The Financial Times report on the record number of bursaries and scholarships ISC schools offer, totalling more than £850m last year. Article quotes Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC and David Goodhew, head of Latymer Upper School. References Eltham College; Godolphin School; Lathallan School; Rendcomb College; Christ’s Hospital and The Whitgift Foundation. The ISC Census is also reported about in Schools Week, who look at independent school facilities; The Telegraph and Daily Mail report on single-sex schooling and regional papers focus on their school numbers within particular areas. TES also focus on regions which is available in their print edition only.

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Schools Week
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Telegraph
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Daily Mail
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Wales Online
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Regional Media
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IE Today

Child mental health crisis 'worse than suspected'

 

The crisis in children’s mental health is far worse than most people suspect and we are in danger of “medicalising childhood” by focussing on symptoms rather than causes, the government’s mental health champion for schools has warned. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by Daily Mail. Reports based on sessions at HMC's Spring Conference in London. The Telegraph also reports on the issue of bullied children being wrongly 'medicalised'.

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Telegraph

Textbooks should be here to stay, says exam expert

 

The best teachers are those who are “the most supportive of textbooks”, a leading exam expert has claimed after launching a new set of principles to improve how the books are developed. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week. Quotes José Picardo, deputy headteacher at Surbiton high school, London.

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Schools Week

Leadership webinar: liberating leaders (video and webchat)

 

As part of the TES Leadership webinar series, Keith Budge, headmaster of Bedales Schools, answers readers' questions.

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TES

Primary testing regime chaotic, say head teachers

 

The testing regime for primary schools in England is in chaos and distracting to pupils, says the National Association of Head Teachers. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Free schools ‘socially select’ pupils, research suggests

 

Free schools have substantially fewer free school meals pupils and significantly more able children than other schools in their neighbourhoods. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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