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Daily News Summary
24 Feb 2016

image Message from ISC Association: ISBA ICT Conference
image "Leading People 2016": Sutton Trust report
image You can’t build a northern powerhouse if you undermine the local schools
image Applications open for new Ofsted chief inspector
image More than 40,000 pre-school children 'missing out on free childcare promised by the Government'
image 'Mediocre teachers must not be tolerated', says Scottish education boss
image Lily Cole challenges MPs on illiteracy

Message from ISC Association: ISBA ICT Conference

 

The ISBA’s ICT conference will take place on 9th March 2016 at BMA House in London. Key issues to be covered will include big data, wearable technology, cybersecurity, data protection, challenges facing prep and smaller schools, wireless network safety and much more. ISBA members can book here.

"Leading People 2016": Sutton Trust report

 

Widespread coverage on a report from the Sutton Trust which has revealed, amongst other findings, that half of Britain's best actors went to independent schools, suggesting that your chances of reaching a top position in the workplace could be greater if you were privately educated. Reported by The Telegraph, who quote Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC; The Mirror; Times; BBC News online; Guardian; Daily Mail; TES and The Sun. The Birmingham Post also covers this story, referencing King Edward’s School (KES) in Edgbaston and quoting the school's chief master, John Claughton.

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Daily Mirror
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Times
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Sun
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Regional Media

You can’t build a northern powerhouse if you undermine the local schools

 

Manchester and Liverpool’s failing schools need local partnerships and collaboration – the precise opposite of the government’s education policy. By Lucy Powell, Labour MP for Manchester Central and shadow secretary of state for education. The Guardian.

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Guardian

Applications open for new Ofsted chief inspector

 

Ministers advertise for the new chief inspector of schools, while Sir Michael Wilshaw rubbishes talk of recruiting his successor from abroad. By Adi Bloom, The TES. The Guardian also includes an opinion piece on this story.

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Guardian

More than 40,000 pre-school children 'missing out on free childcare promised by the Government'

 

More than 40,000 pre-school children are missing out on free childcare promised by the Government, and the problem is set to worsen with many local authorities unable to provide enough places, according to a new report. By Jonathan Owen, The Independent. Also reported by The Guardian, BBC News online.

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BBC

'Mediocre teachers must not be tolerated', says Scottish education boss

 

Council officials tell MSPs that protection for teacher numbers should be lifted, as headteachers need a 'blended workforce'. By Emma Seith, The TES.

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TES

Lily Cole challenges MPs on illiteracy

 

Model and actress Lily Cole is spearheading a campaign calling for a global drive to tackle illiteracy. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

 

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