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Daily News Summary
14 Jun 2016

image The rise and rise of the international high schools market
image 'Teachers are flocking to teach overseas to escape a brutal accountability and inspection system'
image When the country is flooded with graduates, why are we still pushing students to university?
image Bright students potential being wasted in A* culture
image Native speakers ‘put rest at disadvantage' in languages exams
image Nudity and naturism is 'best way to teach sex education' to children
image UK facing 'digital skills crisis' warn MPs
image GSA Summer Briefing
image Tatler editor: teenagers must 'stop showing off' on social media, avoid porn and laugh when life gets tough

The rise and rise of the international high schools market

 

There are three main drivers attracting investors to the international school sector: reliable long-term revenue, upfront capital through student fee payments and a relatively recession-proof product. By Sara Custer, Pie News. References the Independent Schools Council; Dulwich College and Marlborough College, Malaysia. Article quotes Simon Heard, deputy head at St Lawrence College; Nick Dwyer, director at Haileybury International School ,Tianjin and Adrian Hallworth, principal at Taunton International School.

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Pie News

'Teachers are flocking to teach overseas to escape a brutal accountability and inspection system'

 

The threat of losing half a million teachers abroad is less about the exciting prospect of international jet-set teaching, and more about the government's failings, says one leading headteacher. By Bernard Trafford, headteacher of Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, and a former chairman of the HMC. TES.

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Observer

When the country is flooded with graduates, why are we still pushing students to university?

 

Last month, it was announced by Ucas that the number of students enrolling for A-levels was set to increase by 4,000 with a commensurate decline in those enrolled for vocational courses. By Peter Tait, former Head at Sherborne Preparatory School. The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Bright students potential being wasted in A* culture

 

Bright students who are not geared towards the nation’s fast “exam culture” are having their potential wasted, a leading headteacher has warned. By Jess Staufenberg, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Native speakers ‘put rest at disadvantage' in languages exams

 

Native speakers of foreign languages could be putting others at a disadvantage when taking A-levels, it has emerged, as the exams regulator launched an investigation into the issue. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Nudity and naturism is 'best way to teach sex education' to children

 

Children should be receiving a sex education that teaches nudity is normal, as a way of reducing unhealthy and oversexualised attitudes to naked bodies, a report has said. By Jess Staufenberg, The Independent.

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Independent

UK facing 'digital skills crisis' warn MPs

 

Urgent action is needed to deal with the UK's digital skills crisis, warn MPs, or it risks damaging the country's productivity and competitiveness. BBC News online.

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BBC

GSA Summer Briefing

 

ISC school heads, senior staff and governors are welcome to join GSA members at a Summer Briefing day at 10.30am on Thursday 16 June at 30 Euston Square, London. The Briefing will focus on key issues for schools & school leaders: Exam reform, Regulation & Inspection, ISC Research, Transgender issues and Technology in Schools. The day is offered at no charge to GSA members; non-GSA members are warmly welcome to attend for a small charge.

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GSA

Tatler editor: teenagers must 'stop showing off' on social media, avoid porn and laugh when life gets tough

 

Speaking to students at Stowe School in Buckingham, Kate Reardon urged pupils to avoid sharing “self-regarding” posts on social media sites and to instead share things that will “make others laugh”. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Article also references Cheltenham Ladies College.

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Telegraph

 

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