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Daily News Summary
28 Jan 2016

image ISC Blog Special: Genocide, through our eyes
image BBC under fire for portrayal of 'corrupt' boarding schools
image All-girl schools 'better GCSE results'
image Children's homes 'cost three times Eton College fees'
image Damian Lewis defends criticism of appearance at London comprehensive school
image Tropical application
image Richard Maloney: It takes more than a website to stop radicalisation
image In most state schools, cricket is a dead ball game
image Exclusive: Schools face years of "highly challenging" budgets, says senior DfE official
image Do we need to rethink how we teach the Holocaust?
image A-levels are not the only route to university, says Ucas
image Teachers and academics 'disagree' over what makes for a good UCAS personal statement
image Want to improve achievement? Invite in refugees, top international academics say

ISC Blog Special: Genocide, through our eyes

 

Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. Andy Lawrence, History Teacher at Hampton School, writes about his school's student campaign group set up to raise awareness about genocide.

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BBC under fire for portrayal of 'corrupt' boarding schools

 

The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) has taken on EastEnders over a new plotline which they say propagates the myth that boarding schools are ‘corrupt’. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Quotes Robin Fletcher, the national director of the BSA.

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Telegraph

All-girl schools 'better GCSE results'

 

Girls at single-sex state schools in England get better GCSE results than those in mixed schools, according to an analysis of the most recent exams. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online. Quotes Caroline Jordan, president of the Girls' School Association and references Richard Cairns, head of Brighton College. Also reported by The Guardian and The Daily Mail.

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Daily Mail

Children's homes 'cost three times Eton College fees'

 

The cost of a care home placement in England is more than three times that of sending a child to Eton, the Commons Education Committee has heard. By Hannah Richardson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Damian Lewis defends criticism of appearance at London comprehensive school

 

Eton-educated actor says critics of his appearance at local comprehensive school had missed the point. By Agency, The Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News online, The Guardian, The Evening Standard and The Times.

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Times

Tropical application

 

British pupils are key partners in a scheme to build schools for children in the Cambodian jungle, the adventurer Charley Boorman tells Margarette Driscoll. By Margarette Driscoll, The Sunday Times. References Portsmouth Grammar School, Manchester High School for Girls and Bancroft’s School, Essex.

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Sunday Times

Richard Maloney: It takes more than a website to stop radicalisation

 

This week the secretary of state for education, Nicky Morgan, launched another “new drive” to protect children from radicalisation online. Essentially, it consists of a website – Educate Against Hate – that provides resources to parents, teachers and school leaders to counteract emerging extremist views in children. By Richard Maloney, Headmaster at Bede’s Senior School, East Sussex. The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

In most state schools, cricket is a dead ball game

 

The England team is riding high, but most of its stars learned to play in public schools. By Michael Henderson, The Spectator.

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The Spectator

Exclusive: Schools face years of "highly challenging" budgets, says senior DfE official

 

Schools face a “highly challenging” financial situation for the next few years, a senior Department for Education official has acknowledged. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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Do we need to rethink how we teach the Holocaust?

 

While the focus has been on teaching the dangers of racism, many students are left in the dark about the history and motivations for this troubling period. By Sylwia Holmes, The Guardian.

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Guardian

A-levels are not the only route to university, says Ucas

 

A-levels are not the only route to university, with a range of alternative qualifications securing a degree place, says the admissions service, Ucas. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News online.

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Teachers and academics 'disagree' over what makes for a good UCAS personal statement

 

Teachers’ views of what makes a good personal statement on a pupil's higher education application can be very different from those of admissions tutors at top universities, according to new research published today. By Irena Barker, The TES.

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Want to improve achievement? Invite in refugees, top international academics say

 

Refugee children raise their host country's educational achievement, and should therefore be welcomed into Britain, leading education academics have said. By Adi Bloom, The TES. BBC News online also reports on the issue of the education gap for Syrian refugees, of which campaigner Malala Yousafzia has called for more to be done.

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