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Daily News Summary
21 Jan 2016

image News stories on the release of the DfE school performance tables
image DfE school performance tables and comparison tool
image ISC Heads' commentary in the national press
image ISC Blogs Special
image Uniform code scrapped by Brighton College
image Headmaster of 'East End Eton': Our school raises aspirations - it's a genuine case of social mobility
image Nicky Morgan: Search engines are not a 'substitute for knowledge'
image Sugata Mitra: schools should scrap the 3Rs
image Dramatic decline in Scottish school inspections
image Results of new national school tests to be given to parents
image British parents set to spend more than £41,000 a year on their child’s entire education, new research reveals

News stories on the release of the DfE school performance tables

 

A number of reports on the release of the DfE school performance tables. Articles from The Telegraph, The Times, The TES and The Guardian.

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DfE school performance tables and comparison tool

 

Publication of the DfE school performance tables. The Telegraph also has a tool enabling you to compare results.

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ISC Heads' commentary in the national press

 

ISC Heads give their reaction to the release of the DfE school performance tables. Commentary from Caroline Jordan, headmistress at Headington School and president of the Girls' Schools Association (GSA), and Chris Ramsey, headmaster of The King’s School in Chester.

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ISC Blogs Special

 

James Wilding, Academic Principal at Claires Court, offers his view on the DfE school performance tables. Sue Hincks, Headmistress of Bolton School Girls' Division, also writes, comparing the performance tables to that of the Premiership and stating that performance should be measured fairly whilst enabling individuals to reach their full potential...

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Uniform code scrapped by Brighton College

 

Further coverage on Brighton College's decision to drop uniform code. Reported by BBC News online, The Guardian, The TES, The Independent and The Mirror.

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Headmaster of 'East End Eton': Our school raises aspirations - it's a genuine case of social mobility

 

Tucked-in shirts, 11-hour days and sparky teachers - with eight pupils holding Oxbridge offers, the London Academy of Excellence is revolutionising education. Susannah Butter meets a headmaster on a mission. By Susannah Butter, The Evening Standard. LAE was founded in collaboration with Brighton College, Caterham, Eton, City of London School, Forest, Highgate and University College School.

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Nicky Morgan: Search engines are not a 'substitute for knowledge'

 

Internet search engines are not a “substitute for knowledge” and technology cannot replace good teachers, Nicky Morgan said today. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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Sugata Mitra: schools should scrap the 3Rs

 

Schools should scrap teaching the three Rs and instead replace them with “comprehension, communication and computing", a leading academic has said. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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Dramatic decline in Scottish school inspections

 

THE number of school inspections in Scotland has fallen drastically over the past decade, new figures show. By Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland.

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Results of new national school tests to be given to parents

 

PARENTS across Scotland will be able to see how well their children have performed in new national tests, ministers have said. By Andrew Denholm, Herald Scotland.

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British parents set to spend more than £41,000 a year on their child’s entire education, new research reveals

 

The amount of money parents are spending on their children’s education in the UK - from primary school to university - has been revealed in startling new research amid the rising cost of higher education. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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