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Daily News Summary
29 Feb 2016

image William Richardson: Independent schools’ attainment figures are good news for everyone
image Lesson learnt
image Answer the question: Too many students are free to swim. . . or sink
image I’m the heir to Gove – and teachers’ pet
image Cambridge University college launches scheme to widen state access to study medicine
image Schools facing 'national crisis' over teacher recruitment, headteachers’ leader warns
image Pupil numbers bulge causes secondary catchment areas to shrink to less than 1km
image Schools behaviour chief wants to tear up gold stars
image Now trending: parent trolls
image Mummy is having a 'yellow day’, thanks for asking

William Richardson: Independent schools’ attainment figures are good news for everyone

 

Thanks to the University of Durham, our understanding of school-age education was significantly enhanced this week. The Sunday Times. Dr William Richardson is general secretary of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference and an honorary professor of education at the University of Exeter.

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Sunday Times

Lesson learnt

 

Letter to the Times from Trevor Rowell, Chairman of Council of British International Schools, regarding recent news about teachers going overseas.

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Times

Answer the question: Too many students are free to swim. . . or sink

 

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

I’m the heir to Gove – and teachers’ pet

 

Nicky Morgan, the new education secretary, aims to press ahead with her predecessor’s reforms, but also to be less confrontational with schools. By Tim Shipman and Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Cambridge University college launches scheme to widen state access to study medicine

 

One of Cambridge University’s oldest colleges has launched a scheme to encourage sixth-formers from state schools to apply to study medicine by letting them experience undergraduate life. By Sarah Cassidy, The Independent.

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Independent

Schools facing 'national crisis' over teacher recruitment, headteachers’ leader warns

 

Schools are in the grip of a “national crisis” over teacher recruitment, a headteachers’ leader will tell the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan this week. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Pupil numbers bulge causes secondary catchment areas to shrink to less than 1km

 

England’s bulge in pupil numbers means that the catchment areas of an increasing number of state secondaries are becoming smaller than ever before, according to new analysis seen by TES. By Eleanor Busby, TES. Also reported by BBC News online, The Guardian and Telegraph.

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TES
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BBC
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Guardian
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Telegraph

Schools behaviour chief wants to tear up gold stars

 

THEY are a firm favourite with parents and primary school teachers — but now the government’s behaviour tsar has warned that rewarding children with stickers and gold stars could be counter-productive. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Now trending: parent trolls

 

Mothers and fathers are fuelling playground feuds by vilifying other people’s children online and in person, write Sian Griffiths and Julie Henry. The Sunday Times. Quotes Sarah Welch, chairwoman of the Independent Schools Association and head of Gosfield School in Halstead, Essex.

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Sunday Times

Mummy is having a 'yellow day’, thanks for asking

 

Anna Tyzack feels the benefits of her son’s connection to his emotions – all courtesy of a pioneering American programme. By Anna Tyzack, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

 

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