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Daily News Summary
11 Feb 2016

image Message from ISC Association: The Boarding Business. Develop your brand and drive strategies for growth
image 'Private schools are competing against the highest performing state schools – and often winning. This is nothing new’
image Are independent schools really in decline?
image 'Should I pay for prep school or tutoring?'
image I can't afford to send my kids to my old public school
image Nicky Morgan: making PSHE statutory would do little to tackle the subject's problems
image Our comprehensive schools are being wiped out. Here’s how it’s being done
image Universities told to raise numbers of working-class and black students
image English exam questions: Can you answer tricky grammar faced by 11-year-olds?
image Profile: In conversation with Julie Robinson

Message from ISC Association: The Boarding Business. Develop your brand and drive strategies for growth

 

The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) are hosting a conference on 10 March 2016 about developing a school’s brand. For more details please click here.

'Private schools are competing against the highest performing state schools – and often winning. This is nothing new’

 

The chair of the Independent Schools Council, a former head of Harrow School, hits back against the idea that the private sector is losing ground. By Barnaby Lenon, The TES.

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TES

Are independent schools really in decline?

 

The facts suggest otherwise. Independent School Magazine. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of ISC and Chris King, Chairman of HMC and Headmaster of Leicester Grammar School.

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Independent Schools Magazine

'Should I pay for prep school or tutoring?'

 

Ask the experts: If you're planning to apply to a grammar or independent school, is it worth paying for prep school to prepare for the 11-plus? By Josie Gurney- Read, The Telegraph. Quotes Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC; Vivienne Durham, schools advisory director at Enjoy Education and former head at Francis Holland School and Richard Foster, headmaster at Windlesham House School.

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Telegraph

I can't afford to send my kids to my old public school

 

An arms race of bling among the top public schools has rendered them inaccessible to middle-class parents. By Robert Stanier the vicar of St Andrew and St Mark, Surbiton. He was Head Boy at St Paul’s School in 1993. The Telegraph. References St Paul’s School, Eton and Shrewsbury.

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Telegraph

Nicky Morgan: making PSHE statutory would do little to tackle the subject's problems

 

The minister will not prioritise making sex and relationships education statutory in all schools – despite a major campaign by MPs. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Our comprehensive schools are being wiped out. Here’s how it’s being done

 

It’s an odd way to conduct education policy – promoting academies and starving schools of funds. But what’s really worrying is how powerless parents are in the process. By Lola Okolosie, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Universities told to raise numbers of working-class and black students

 

Jo Johnson tells universities to increase access to higher education among poorer white boys and cut dropout rates among black students. By Sally Weale, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Guardian
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BBC

English exam questions: Can you answer tricky grammar faced by 11-year-olds?

 

One academic is 'exhausted' by expectations national education curriculum places on students. By Roisin O'Connor, The Independent.

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Independent

Profile: In conversation with Julie Robinson

 

Julie Robinson has been General Secretary of ISC since 2015. She was previously head of Ardingly Junior School and Vinehall Prep School, both in Sussex, and Education and Training Director for the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS). Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

 

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