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Daily News Summary
2 Aug 2016

image ISC Blog: There is 'high interest in the use of relevant digital tools but lower individual understanding of how they might improve learning'
image Private school students have more chances of becoming Olympic champions, says Sir Steve Redgrave
image How to let children lead the learning
image School reforms widen poverty gap, new research finds
image 'EBacc means the arts are absent in the curriculum for the vast majority – and this is wrong'
image Dear Justine Greening: It’s time to stop hounding teachers and harness their wisdom
image 'My frustration with educational inequality has pushed me to quit teaching'

ISC Blog: There is 'high interest in the use of relevant digital tools but lower individual understanding of how they might improve learning'

 

Sean Dagony-Clark, Director of Academic Technology at Riverdale Country School in New York, discusses the future of digital learning, following his exchange trip as a Zagat Global Fellow to Bryanston School in Dorset.

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ISC

Private school students have more chances of becoming Olympic champions, says Sir Steve Redgrave

 

Sir Steve Redgrave has said that students have a stronger chance of becoming Olympic champions if they go to private schools. By Press Association, The Telegraph. Also reported by ITV News.

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Telegraph
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ITV News

How to let children lead the learning

 

Matthew O'Reilly, Head of Juniors at St Mary's Cambridge, says play-led learning can be 'wonderfully unpredictable'. IE Today.

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IE Today

School reforms widen poverty gap, new research finds

 

New analysis of admissions data shows academy and free schools increase social segregation. Now even Toby Young thinks it’s time for change. By Fiona Millar, The Guardian.

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Guardian

'EBacc means the arts are absent in the curriculum for the vast majority – and this is wrong'

 

Arts education should be an entitlement for all children and young people, says the chair of Whole Education. By John Dunford, chair of Whole Education, a former secondary head, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders and national pupil premium champion. TES.

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TES

Dear Justine Greening: It’s time to stop hounding teachers and harness their wisdom

 

The Napoleonic approach to education policy has involved successive secretaries of state deciding what’s best and requiring the profession to jump to it. By Michael Rosen, The Guardian.

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Guardian

'My frustration with educational inequality has pushed me to quit teaching'

 

A pupil's ability to access opportunities shouldn't depend on the depth of their parents’ pockets, writes a former 'Tough Young Teacher'. That's why I am leaving the classroom to address this gap. By Oliver Beach, a former Inner London economics teacher, Teach First graduate and star of BBC series Tough Young Teachers. TES.

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