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Daily News Summary
5 Jul 2016

image NUT Strike
image Brexit news and comment
image End of year report
image Primary school tests cannot be compared this year, Nicky Morgan warns
image ISC Blog: "Have you considered how being at ease with the media could be very positive for your institution and for you professionally?"
image Careers advice: Downgrade schools with poor service, MPs urge
image National Independent School Proprietors’ Conference

NUT Strike

 

Hundreds of schools across England are expected to be affected by a teachers’ strike today in a long-running dispute with the Government over the "underfunding" of schools. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. The Telegraph also includes an article detailing why teachers are striking. This story is also covered by The Times, Guardian and BBC News online.

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Telegraph
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Telegraph
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Times
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Guardian
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BBC

Brexit news and comment

 

News and opinion following the EU referendum debate and subsequent political maneuverings continues in the national and education press.

The Times reports that young Britons living in Europe should be given second passports so they can remain citizens of the European Union. The Independent focuses on the rise in tuition fees for UK students hoping to study at a European university and The Guardian features a letter written to Nicky Morgan on how to deal with post-Brexit racism. Schools Week reports on Nicky Morgan's recent comments that children from the EU should have the right to remain.

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Independent
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Guardian
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Schools Week

End of year report

 

As the academic year concludes, we ask five key figures from the independent sector to reflect on 2015-16 and the challenges ahead. IE Today. Quotes Julie Robinson, General Secretary at Independent Schools Council; Chris King, Chair of Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference; Caroline Jordan, President of Girls' Schools Association; Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive at Boarding Schools' Association and Rhiannon Wilkinson, Headmistress of Wycombe Abbey School.

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IE Today

Primary school tests cannot be compared this year, Nicky Morgan warns

 

The Education Secretary has warned this year’s tougher primary school Sats results should not be compared with previous marks, as she seeks to combat claims standards are falling ahead of the data being published. The Telegraph. Also reported by BBC News online. TES also reports on the difficulty of papers and the mixed results achieved.

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Telegraph
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BBC
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TES
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TES

ISC Blog: "Have you considered how being at ease with the media could be very positive for your institution and for you professionally?"

 

Former school head of department, broadcaster and now media relations trainer, Roger Crisp, asks if school leaders are prepared for dealing with the media.

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ISC

Careers advice: Downgrade schools with poor service, MPs urge

 

Schools offering substandard careers advice should be downgraded in Ofsted inspections, MPs have said. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

National Independent School Proprietors’ Conference

 

This conference is open to independent school proprietors, proprietor heads and their teams, senior leaders of proprietary school chains, and those who support proprietary schools across the sector. The conference is to be held on Thursday 13 October 2016 at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire.

For more information or to book your place, please click below.

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ISA

 

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