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Daily News Summary
12 Jan 2016

image ISC Blog of the Week: Why schools need to tackle homophobia
image 'Pay for foreign exchange trips rather than a week in Majorca,' top headteacher tells parents
image Answer the question: Doing the sums for children who face new maths GCSE
image Labour party challenges private school charity status
image Education Supplement: The Journal Guide to Independent Schools
image Fewer opportunities for state-educated actors, says Charles Dance
image Why British values should be folded into character education
image Cuts to teachers' pay threatening education, unions warn
image Regional school results gap 'widening'
image David Cameron pledges 'assault on poverty' with social reforms
image Scottish Government pledge £4m to improve school attainment
image New teachers found for remote Highland school after social media appeal

ISC Blog of the Week: Why schools need to tackle homophobia

 

Richard Cairns, Head at Brighton College, discusses why tackling homophobia should be at the top of all schools’ agendas…

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ISC

'Pay for foreign exchange trips rather than a week in Majorca,' top headteacher tells parents

 

Parents should consider sending their child on a school foreign exchange rather than spending money on a week in Majorca, a headteacher has suggested. By TES Reporter, The TES. Quotes Caroline Jordan, headmistress of Headington School in Oxford and the new president of the Girls' Schools Association. Also reported by The Daily Mail.

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TES
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Daily Mail

Answer the question: Doing the sums for children who face new maths GCSE

 

Andrew Halls, head master of King’s College School in Wimbledon, London, replies to readers’ queries in The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Labour party challenges private school charity status

 

Independent schools should be required to provide more support for local state schools as a condition of their charitable status, according to proposals from the Labour party. By Hayley Zimak, Education Executive. Quotes Robin Fletcher, national director of the Boarding Schools' Association and Chris King, chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

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Ed Exec

Education Supplement: The Journal Guide to Independent Schools

 

A quick look at the league tables shows that the North East's independent schools are getting the best results and are consistently at the top of the tables. The Chronicle Live. References a number of ISC schools.

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Regional Media

Fewer opportunities for state-educated actors, says Charles Dance

 

Opportunities for state school-educated actors have shrunk in comparison with their public school counterparts, according to Game of Thrones star Charles Dance. By Jasper Jackson, The Guardian. References Eton College.

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Guardian

Why British values should be folded into character education

 

For the last year, schools around the country have been obliged to promote fundamental British values. So far, little officially has been said about how the new policy is being received in schools, but the conversations I’ve had with teachers suggest to me that it is lukewarm. By Tom Harrison, The Conversation.

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The Conversation

Cuts to teachers' pay threatening education, unions warn

 

Cap on teachers' pay putting graduates off entering the profession putting education at risk, teaching unions have warned. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. BBC News online also reports on the issue of pay in Wales.

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Telegraph
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BBC

Regional school results gap 'widening'

 

Where children grow up in England is more likely to determine success or failure at school than in previous generations, a study suggests. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

David Cameron pledges 'assault on poverty' with social reforms

 

David Cameron has promised an "all-out assault on poverty" with a series of social reforms to include better mental health services and mentoring schemes. By unnamed reporter, BBC News online.

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BBC

Scottish Government pledge £4m to improve school attainment

 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced funding of £4 million to improve educational attainment and standards in Scotland’s schools. By Andrew Whitaker, The Scotsman. Also reported by BBC News online.

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Scotsman
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BBC

New teachers found for remote Highland school after social media appeal

 

A remote Highland school – located by a single-track road – has succeeded in attracting new teachers after a global online campaign spearheaded by parents. By Alistair Munro, The Scotsman.

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Scotsman

 

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