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Daily News Summary
22 Jan 2016

image COBIS Seminar – Leading British Overseas Schools
image Heads of private Yorkshire schools question decision to exclude IGCSE from tables
image More state schools appear in performance tables
image 'Variety offered by private schools should be celebrated'
image GCSE league tables show schools struggling to adjust to changes
image Schools ranked by raw GCSE results for last time
image Exclusive: Solving teacher shortages is 'my top priority,' says Nicky Morgan
image Exclusive: Exam boards' 'eye-watering' costs could trigger fee hikes and cuts in subjects
image More than 400 children under 10 referred for 'deradicalisation'
image Deaf children lagging behind hearing peers in GCSEs
image Pupils with mental health problems face 'stigma and discrimination'

COBIS Seminar – Leading British Overseas Schools

 

COBIS are hosting a seminar offering a helpful, independent introduction to the fast-expanding market of British overseas education. The seminar will take place on 30 January 2016. For more information and to book online please click here.

Heads of private Yorkshire schools question decision to exclude IGCSE from tables

 

THE LEAGUE TABLES show several independent schools achieving a zero for the number of pupils achieving the benchmark of five good GCSEs, including English and maths, because they take a version of the qualification that is not included by the Department for Education. Yorkshire Post. Quotes Leo Winkley, Headmaster at St Peter’s School and Sue Woodroofe, incoming principal of the Grammar Schools at Leeds (GSAL).

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Regional Media

More state schools appear in performance tables

 

The Telegraph reports that more state schools appear in the DfE school performance tables. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Article quotes Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council and Chris Ramsey, headmaster of the King’s School in Chester. Also references Abbey School in Reading and Box Hill School.

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Telegraph

'Variety offered by private schools should be celebrated'

 

As school performance tables are published, head, Oona Carlin, advises parents to look beyond the 'spin' used to mark schools out as the 'best'. By Oona Carlin, head of Ipswich High School for Girls, GDST. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

GCSE league tables show schools struggling to adjust to changes

 

Secondary schools made little headway in improving results in 2015 as headline pass rate rose slightly to 57.1%. By Richard Adams, The Guardian. Also reported by The Independent. Schools Week reports on the performance of free schools.

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Guardian
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Independent
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Guardian
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Schools Week

Schools ranked by raw GCSE results for last time

 

Schools in England are being judged on the basis of raw GCSE results for the last time, heralding the end of school league tables in their present form. By Hannah Richardson and Katherine Sellgren, BBC News online.

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BBC

Exclusive: Solving teacher shortages is 'my top priority,' says Nicky Morgan

 

Education secretary Nicky Morgan told TES today that solving the country's teacher shortages has become her number one priority. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

Exclusive: Exam boards' 'eye-watering' costs could trigger fee hikes and cuts in subjects

 

Exam boards are considering raising fees for schools and cutting subjects in reformed GCSEs and A-levels, as they struggle with “eye-watering” financial pressures, a TES investigation has revealed. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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TES

More than 400 children under 10 referred for 'deradicalisation'

 

A total of 415 children aged 10 and under have been referred to the government's deradicalisation programme in England and Wales over the last four years, the BBC has learned. By Sima Kotecha, BBC News online.

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BBC

Deaf children lagging behind hearing peers in GCSEs

 

Report shows 58.9% of deaf students failing to get five good GCSEs compared with 35.8% of hearing children. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Pupils with mental health problems face 'stigma and discrimination'

 

Young people may have to endure high levels of stigma and discrimination in schools, a major review of mental health services in Scotland finds. By Henry Hepburn, The TES.

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TES

 

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