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Daily News Summary
26 Feb 2016

image Independent school pupils gain extra two years by 16
image Sir Michael Wilshaw: Teachers leaving for classrooms abroad is “brain drain” on talent
image Six in 10 new GCSEs and A-levels remain unapproved - with just 18 weeks of term time left
image Teaching assistants improve pupils' results, studies show
image Exclusive: Schools tsar sets out plan to bring academies to heel
image Asian cities tussle for top spot in new education ranking as London left behind
image Poet, choirboy and Harrovian: The inspiring story of the 21-year-old son of immigrant parents from Nigeria being groomed as a future England rugby captain .

Independent school pupils gain extra two years by 16

 

Widespread coverage reporting on new research by the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) at Durham University. The research, commissioned by ISC, has revealed that attending an independent school in England is associated with the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by the age of 16. Reported by The Times, Telegraph, TES, Daily Mail, Schools Week, Guardian, Independent, Evening Standard and IE Today. ISC is referenced including quotes from General Secretary, Julie Robinson.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail
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Schools Week
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Independent
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Evening Standard
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IE Today

Sir Michael Wilshaw: Teachers leaving for classrooms abroad is “brain drain” on talent

 

Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw has called for urgent action to plug the flood of teachers leaving the UK to teach abroad – fuelled by a “worldwide boom in international schools”. By John Dickens, Schools Week. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council and Chris King, chair of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference and headmaster of Leicester Grammar. Also reported by The Guardian, TES, Times and BT News where Harrow, Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Brighton College are referenced.

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Schools Week
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Guardian
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TES
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Times
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BT News

Six in 10 new GCSEs and A-levels remain unapproved - with just 18 weeks of term time left

 

The longer this accreditation process drags on, the more it is going to be a real problem, warns union leader. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, chair of the Independent Schools Council.

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TES

Teaching assistants improve pupils' results, studies show

 

Research says students make additional two to four months’ progress when small groups get structured help from assistants. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Exclusive: Schools tsar sets out plan to bring academies to heel

 

Sir David Carter will use his new role to introduce a new hierarchical system for academies. By Richard Vaughan and Kaye Wiggins, TES.

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TES

Asian cities tussle for top spot in new education ranking as London left behind

 

Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai have come top of a new ranking of how teenagers in cities and states around the world perform on global maths, reading and science tests. London, despite showing a marked improvement in domestic exam results in recent years, has not come out highly on the ranking. By John Jerrim, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Poet, choirboy and Harrovian: The inspiring story of the 21-year-old son of immigrant parents from Nigeria being groomed as a future England rugby captain .

 

In a sport that requires ferocious power and unrelenting drive, it is no surprise that the hulking figure of Maro Itoje has become England’s latest rugby sensation. By Mario Ledwith, The Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

 

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