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Daily News Summary
9 Feb 2016

image Message from ISC Association: New ISBA business continuity management webinar
image Letter to The Telegraph
image Soaring state schools and the society we want to live in
image Sharp-elbowed classes control every classroom
image State school students more pessimistic about job prospects than private students
image May urges crime chiefs to set up free schools
image Schools keep pupils on-site as alternative provision costs soar
image We need support to protect pupils' mental health, primary heads warn
image Careers education in ‘desperate need’ of more funding, union warns

Message from ISC Association: New ISBA business continuity management webinar

 

Following the success of its 2014 emergency planning workshops the ISBA has joined forces with Ecclesiastical Insurance to present a live webinar for schools on business continuity management (BCM). The webinar will take place on 2 March and is available for ISC member schools only. For more details please click here.

Letter to The Telegraph

 

Lord Lexden, ISA President and former General Secretary of ISC, writes to the Telegraph about the myths of independent schools.

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Telegraph

Soaring state schools and the society we want to live in

 

Lively debate on the recent press coverage regarding the improvement of state schools. Features a letter by Chris King, Chair of HMC and headmaster of Leicester Grammar School. The Guardian.

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Guardian

Sharp-elbowed classes control every classroom

 

Private education is under threat from improved state schools. If you think that means more social mobility, think again. By Hugo Rifkind, The Times.

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Times

State school students more pessimistic about job prospects than private students

 

Comprehensive school students are far more pessimistic about their future job prospects than their privately educated peers. By Hayley Zimak, Education Executive.

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Ed Exec

May urges crime chiefs to set up free schools

 

Police and crime commissioners should be allowed to set up their own free schools to stop troubled children from drifting into a life of crime, the home secretary said yesterday. By Richard Ford, The Times.

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Times

Schools keep pupils on-site as alternative provision costs soar

 

Ofsted has told schools they must do more to protect vulnerable and disenfranchised pupils – despite new figures showing schools are spending more on alternative provision providers. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

We need support to protect pupils' mental health, primary heads warn

 

Nearly two-thirds of primary schools do not have a counsellor on site, despite research showing that a fifth of children will suffer mental health problems in their first 11 years, a new study finds. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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TES

Careers education in ‘desperate need’ of more funding, union warns

 

Careers advice in schools needs more funding and greater support from employers, a teaching union is warning. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

 

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