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Daily News Summary
16 Feb 2016

image Is it OK for politicians to send their children to private schools?
image How to find the right international school for your child
image Complicated GCSE changes are a catastrophe in the making
image Teachers need code of ethics, says exams chief
image US reformers ruled out of running to become next Ofsted chief
image Fears for free lunches in small schools
image Teenage boys are increasingly worried about their body image, research finds
image More free childcare, £100m for schools and small business tax cuts are Welsh Labour's election pledges

Is it OK for politicians to send their children to private schools?

 

What does it tell us when politicians opt for fee-paying schools? And is it a private matter? Parents and teachers have their say. By Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian. Quotes Clare Rees, Head of English at Luckley House in Wokingham and Leo Winkley, Headteacher of St Peter’s school in York.

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Guardian

How to find the right international school for your child

 

An expert in the field shares her tips for parents, and explains why she's launched a free new school comparison website. By Elizabeth Roberts, The Telegraph. References Sherborne Qatar, an offshoot of Sherborne School; Repton School and Dulwich College.

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Telegraph

Complicated GCSE changes are a catastrophe in the making

 

Forty-five years ago this week Britain switched currency in a matter of days. Banks closed at 3.30pm on Wednesday and reopened the following Monday stocked with quantities of new coins. Decimalisation was an enormous transition, with the potential to go catastrophically wrong, yet largely passed without problem. By Laura McInerney, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Teachers need code of ethics, says exams chief

 

Teachers should have an ethical code to help them to resist pressures to cheat or “game” the system, the outgoing exams regulator has said. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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Times

US reformers ruled out of running to become next Ofsted chief

 

The chances of an American becoming the next chief inspector of schools were dealt a significant blow today as two of the names mentioned were ruled out of the running. By Richard Vaughan, The TES. BBC News online also reports on this story.

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TES
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BBC

Fears for free lunches in small schools

 

Head teachers of some small schools in England say they might have to use teaching budgets to help fund school lunches after a grant ends in July. By Jon Manel, BBC Radio 4. BBC News online.

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BBC

Teenage boys are increasingly worried about their body image, research finds

 

A report on the challenges of being young in modern Britain showed questions about being too fat or not attractive enough was of great concern for youngsters, only behind not having a job or not finishing school. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

More free childcare, £100m for schools and small business tax cuts are Welsh Labour's election pledges

 

Carwyn Jones has unveiled five further key Labour pledges in advance of May’s National Assembly election. By Martin Shipton, Wales Online.

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Wales Online

 

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