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Daily News Summary
8 Jan 2016

image Independent schools charity status
image Labour needs to stop making assumptions about private schools
image ChildLine: modern pressures are making young people 'deeply unhappy'
image Summer exams will not be fitted around Ramadan, confirm boards
image The schools and parents flouting admissions rules
image Banning mobile phones at school ‘moving in the wrong direction’
image Ethnic minority teachers are more likely to miss out on pay rises, survey suggests
image Gaming is ‘good for children’s brains’, study suggests
image EXCLUSIVE: Research journal access for England’s teachers would cost less than Nicky Morgan’s salary
image ‘How many schools did Ofsted rate last term? (And what did they get)’

Independent schools charity status

 

Coverage following parliamentary committee discussions surrounding the Charities Bill and Labour's call on independent schools to share their facilities. The amendments were dropped at this stage. Quotes Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council; Robin Fletcher, National Director of the Boarding Schools' Association and Chris King, Chair of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. Reported by Schools Week, Huffington Post, BBC News online, The TES and Ed Exec.

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Schools Week
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Huffington Post
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BBC
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TES
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Ed Exec

Labour needs to stop making assumptions about private schools

 

Most private schools already share their facilities with the state sector. Labour needs to stop preaching. Comment piece by Martin Stephen, former High Master of St Paul’s School, London. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

ChildLine: modern pressures are making young people 'deeply unhappy'

 

The UK has a nation of "deeply unhappy" young people, a children's charity has warned, adding that many are dealing with fears and worries that did not exist 30 years ago. By TES reporter, The TES.

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TES

Summer exams will not be fitted around Ramadan, confirm boards

 

Joint Council for Qualifications denies reports that GCSE and A-levels will be moved to accommodate Muslim holy month. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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Guardian

The schools and parents flouting admissions rules

 

Chief adjudicator warns of fraudulent applications and fragmented system that ‘doesn’t serve children well’. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Banning mobile phones at school ‘moving in the wrong direction’

 

Academic says rather than looking to ban technology and "demonise" it, parents should pay more attention on how their children interact. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Ethnic minority teachers are more likely to miss out on pay rises, survey suggests

 

Teachers who are black or ethnic minority (BME) are more likely to have missed out on a pay rise this school year, a survey suggests. By Eleanor Busby, The TES.

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TES

Gaming is ‘good for children’s brains’, study suggests

 

Playing computer games in the classroom can improve pupil attainment, a study published today suggests. By Billy Camden, Schools Week. Also reported in The Daily Mail.

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Schools Week
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Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Research journal access for England’s teachers would cost less than Nicky Morgan’s salary

 

Teachers in England continue facing hefty paywalls to use education research journals – despite a deal that allows free access possibly costing less than education secretary Nicky Morgan’s salary. By John Dickens, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

‘How many schools did Ofsted rate last term? (And what did they get)’

 

On December 18, Schools Week showed the huge drop in inspections in the autumn term compared with 2014 (585 compared with 1,642). Sophie Scott now looks at the outcomes of those inspections, comparing them with the same term in 2014. Schools Week.

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Schools Week

 

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