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Daily News Summary
15 Feb 2016

image 'Digital age relationships can be fraught for young people'
image Final coverage on last week’s headlines
image 'I have no Jealous Mind,' Alvin Stardust's headteacher son tells BBC
image Answer the question: There is still an appetite for sandwich course skills
image Gang pockets thousands of pounds after doctoring private school bills, police warn
image Scourge of US unions wanted as Ofsted chief
image English schools offered Penguin Classics at £1 a copy to make sure children read great literature
image Child abuse whistle-blowing helpline launched by NSPCC and Home Office
image Group work allows benefits of one-to-one tuition for a quarter of the price
image Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children
image Why a bit of grit won’t get children higher grades

'Digital age relationships can be fraught for young people'

 

James Priory, headmaster at Portsmouth Grammar School, writes about the importance of young people learning to love themselves. This article was originally written as a bespoke blog for the Independent Schools Council who felt it deserved more widespread coverage and passed it on to The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Final coverage on last week’s headlines

 

Final comments on last week's news about state school improvement. Includes an article from Chris King, Chair of HMC, in the Sunday Times; letters from John Tranmer, Chair of IAPS, and Neil Roskilly, Chief executive of ISA in The TES. There is a piece in The Telegraph about boarding schools which quotes Robin Fletcher, national director of the Boarding Schools Association. The article also references Patrick Derham, head of Westminster; Martin Stephen, former High Master of St Paul’s School; Andrew Halls, Head of King’s College School, Wimbledon; Frances King, former head of Roedean; Simon Henderson, head of Eton College; Wymondham College, Norfolk and Ripon Grammar School, Yorkshire

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Sunday Times
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TES
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Telegraph

'I have no Jealous Mind,' Alvin Stardust's headteacher son tells BBC

 

Ah, the rock ’n’ roll life: hard drinking, loose living and continual adulation. But, says Shaun Fenton, it is nothing compared with being a headteacher. By Adi Bloom, The TES. Quotes Shaun Fenton, Head of Reigate Grammar School.

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TES

Answer the question: There is still an appetite for sandwich course skills

 

Andrew Halls, head master of King’s College School in Wimbledon, replies to readers’ queries in The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Gang pockets thousands of pounds after doctoring private school bills, police warn

 

A gang of thieves has pocketed tens of thousands of pounds after stealing private school bills from wealthy Hampstead residents and changing them to make parents pay into the crooks’ bank accounts. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Daily Mail.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail

Scourge of US unions wanted as Ofsted chief

 

NICKY MORGAN wants to hire an American with a track record of taking on the unions to become the next chief inspector of schools, The Sunday Times can reveal. By Tim Shipman, The Sunday Times. Also reported by The Guardian.

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Sunday Times
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Guardian

English schools offered Penguin Classics at £1 a copy to make sure children read great literature

 

Special three-month deal will see bumper pack made up of thirty copies of all 100 Penguin classic offered to schools. By Ben Riley-Smith, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Child abuse whistle-blowing helpline launched by NSPCC and Home Office

 

A whistle-blowing helpline for employees in England to raise concerns about child protection failures in the workplace is to be launched on Monday. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Group work allows benefits of one-to-one tuition for a quarter of the price

 

Schools are able to achieve all the results of one-to-one tuition but for a quarter of the price, research shows. By Adi Bloom, The TES.

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TES

Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children

 

We want your children to succeed as much as you do. When you undercut us, it not only upsets us but we have to work even harder to regain students’ respect. By The Secret Teacher, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Why a bit of grit won’t get children higher grades

 

Children differ widely in how well they do in exams, and researchers are still trying to understand which factors can predict or explain these differences, and if genes play a part. By Kaili Rimfeld, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

 

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