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Daily News Summary
1 Aug 2016

image Games stars of track and Millfield
image New York can’t wait to learn English
image Schools must take an active role in educating disengaged parents
image In abuse cases, heads must balance parents’ demands with the law
image New online portal will offer schools free access to thousands of marked exams
image Building a good pre-school education for all
image Leaving school at 14 might be the way forward
image Teach children about cash, says money-saving expert Martin Lewis

Games stars of track and Millfield

 

Kurle is one of at least nine past and present pupils of Millfield School in Somerset who will compete at the Olympic Games, which begin next weekend.It is believed to be the largest number of competitors from a single UK school and is larger than the squads being sent by countries including Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. By Sian Griffiths and Josh Boswell, The Sunday Times. Quotes David Faulkner, Millfield’s director of sport and a member of the British Olympic gold medal-winning hockey team in 1988. Also reported by Telegraph.

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Sunday Times
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Telegraph

New York can’t wait to learn English

 

Up and down New York’s Upper East Side and in summer houses on Long Island, wealthy parents of small but awfully bright children are learning of a new education system coming soon to a private school next to Central Park. By Will Pavia, The Times. Directors of The British International School of New York also run Abercorn, a prep school across three locations in London. The article also references Wetherby School and St Paul's School.

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Times

Schools must take an active role in educating disengaged parents

 

There has been a lot in the news of late about the importance of parents and the home in supporting children’s education. By Peter Tait, Former Head at Sherborne Preparatory School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

In abuse cases, heads must balance parents’ demands with the law

 

Blog in the Sunday Times about the information teachers can give to parents, concerning suspected child abuse, but which is also in line with the law. By Michael Buchanan, headmaster of Ashford School in Kent and incoming chairman of the HMC. Also reported by Sian Griffiths in the Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times
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Sunday Times

New online portal will offer schools free access to thousands of marked exams

 

Schools will be able to download all marked Edexcel GCSE and A-level exam scripts for free from next September in a move to make decisions on whether to challenge grades easier for teachers and exams officers. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Building a good pre-school education for all

 

Our new Prime Minister, on entering Downing Street, spoke eloquently about her Government’s mission to raise the life chances of those of modest backgrounds. But Theresa May should avoid joining the long list of prominent politicians who pay homage to social mobility without introducing the necessary steps to increase it. By Ryan Shorthouse, founder and chief executive of liberal conservative thinktank Bright Blue. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Leaving school at 14 might be the way forward

 

A number of letters in The Times regarding the school leaving age.

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Times

Teach children about cash, says money-saving expert Martin Lewis

 

Pupils want lessons in how to manage money – but teachers don’t have the knowledge, says founder of MoneySavingExpert.com. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

 

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