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Daily News Summary
25 Feb 2016

image ISC Blog: Private school inspections: choose the right cake and you’ll be OK?
image 'How do I choose the right 11-plus tutor?'
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image Cambridge school one of two UK case studies for Finnish educational initiative HundrED
image London pupils 'behind global competition'
image Disabled children 'shut out of playgrounds'
image Children who feel closer to nature do better in exams
image A living lesson in war history

ISC Blog: Private school inspections: choose the right cake and you’ll be OK?

 

A recent Guardian blog portrays visits from the Independent Schools Inspectorate in a way that few who have been involved in the experience would entirely recognise. Elizabeth Thomas, Headmistress at Abbot's Hill School, gives her response.

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'How do I choose the right 11-plus tutor?'

 

Ask the experts: With little to rate personal tutors apart from word of mouth, how can parents make sure the one they choose will be right for their child? By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Quotes Vivienne Durham, former head at Francis Holland School and Shaun Fenton, headmaster of Reigate Grammar School.

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All change

 

St Joseph's College was crowned Independent School of the Year 2015. Andy Colpus reflects on the reasons behind its success. By Andy Colpus, Headmaster at St Joseph’s College, Reading. Independent Education Today.

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Cambridge school one of two UK case studies for Finnish educational initiative HundrED

 

For decades Finland has been considered by some as having one of the world's finest education systems – and now the country is looking to a Cambridge school to pick up tips. By Cambridge News. Quotes Principal of The Stephen Perse Foundation, Tricia Kelleher.

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Regional Media

London pupils 'behind global competition'

 

London's schools are falling behind many global competitors, according to an analysis of international tests. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Also reported by The Guardian, Telegraph and Times.

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Times

Disabled children 'shut out of playgrounds'

 

Disabled children are prevented from making friends and enjoying playtime because playgrounds and playgroups are not accessible, a charity report warns. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Children who feel closer to nature do better in exams

 

New research shows that children who feel a strong connection to nature tend to perform well in key stage 2 Sats. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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A living lesson in war history

 

A headmaster and his pupils have become classroom curators, putting together a fascinating exhibition of objects from 1916. By Lucy Davies, The Telegraph. Quotes Christopher Barnett, headmaster at Whitgift School in Croydon.

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