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Daily News Summary
8 Aug 2016

image Appointment to the House of Lords
image The summer school raising aspirations in disadvantaged children
image May’s grammar school plan provokes fury among MPs
image More parents willing to shop around when choosing school for their child
image Boys need to talk about fears amid pressure on body image
image Schools ban 20 pupils a day for racism
image Why debating still matters
image Just 30 refugee children resettled in UK before start of term
image Why cheer elite athletes but not top students? Bring back grammars now

Appointment to the House of Lords

 

ISC is delighted to congratulate GSA’s Executive Director, Charlotte Vere, on her inclusion in David Cameron’s senior Honours list. Charlotte is to become Baroness Vere.

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The summer school raising aspirations in disadvantaged children

 

The Telegraph features a piece about the summer school at King Edward's School in Birmingham which aims to throw open its doors to 135 bright 10-year-olds from deprived homes, from state primaries all around Birmingham, and give them not only a glimpse of the school’s state-of-the-art facilities but also show them how a good secondary education can change their lives. By Peter Stanford. References King Edward's chief master, John Claughton, and director of the outreach programme, Tom Arbuthnott.

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Telegraph

May’s grammar school plan provokes fury among MPs

 

Theresa May was accused last night of putting ideology ahead of improving standards after Downing Street confirmed that the government was considering new grammar schools. By Oliver Wright and Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by The Guardian, BBC News online, Telegraph and Independent.

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Guardian
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Telegraph
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Independent

More parents willing to shop around when choosing school for their child

 

The Telegraph writes an article following recent comments by Charles Bonas, a shareholder of the Independent Schools Show, suggesting that many parents are more willing to shop around when deciding where to educate their child. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. References the Independent Schools Council.

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Telegraph

Boys need to talk about fears amid pressure on body image

 

More than half of secondary school boys consider eating disorders, dieting and extreme exercising to be gender-neutral issues, a survey has found. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

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Times

Schools ban 20 pupils a day for racism

 

Twenty pupils are excluded each school day for racially abusing classmates, an analysis has found. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by TES.

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TES

Why debating still matters

 

A team of teenagers from England have just won this year’s World Schools Debating Championship. But what relevance do skills more often associated with ancient Greece – or public school – have in today’s world? By Alex Clark, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Just 30 refugee children resettled in UK before start of term

 

Schools have been urged to develop a “different approach” to teaching refugee children after it emerged hundreds are still yet to enter the school system just weeks before the new academic year. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Why cheer elite athletes but not top students? Bring back grammars now

 

What if the Adam Peaty tale was rewritten and, this time, the hero was precocious of mind instead of body? Comment piece by Allison Pearson, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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