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Daily News Summary
20 Jun 2016

image Don't call girls girls, advise gender neutral headmistresses
image Gold star for English-language international schools
image UK recruitment fears as number of teachers in English-speaking international schools set to double
image Top school teaches children of busy parents to shave and fit bra
image Middle classes should ditch the family car in favour of private education, head says
image ‘We must stop this class warfare, life is much more complicated than that’
image Studying why pupils get the giggles is no laughing matter

Don't call girls girls, advise gender neutral headmistresses

 

Teachers at girls’ schools should consider addressing their charges simply as “pupils” or “students” rather than girls, to be more inclusive to transgender children, leading headmistresses have suggested. By John Bingham, Telegraph. Quotes Caroline Jordan, president of GSA and Ena Harrop, head of City of London School for Girls. Also in Times and Sunday Times.

GSA has also issued a short statement to help clarify the oversimplified coverage of a 'complex pastoral issue'.

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Telegraph
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Times
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Sunday Times
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GSA

Gold star for English-language international schools

 

English is not only the language of business, it is also the lingua franca of privilege and it is set to become even more so. Quotes Julie Robinson, ISC general secretary. A number of schools mentioned. By Emma Boyde, FT.

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Financial Times

UK recruitment fears as number of teachers in English-speaking international schools set to double

 

Demand for an English-speaking education across the globe means more UK teachers will be tempted overseas. Edited article by Irena Barker, TES. Full version includes figures from ISC Census. Available in print (17 June) and digital edition.

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TES

Top school teaches children of busy parents to shave and fit bra

 

A top private school is teaching its teenage girls how to fit a bra and its boys how to shave properly amid concerns that hard-working parents are too pressed for time to show children the classic rites of passage into adulthood. Quotes Oakham School deputy head, Sarah Gomm. By Sian Griffiths, Sunday Times. Also in Daily Mail.

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Times
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Daily Mail

Middle classes should ditch the family car in favour of private education, head says

 

Middle classes who say they can't afford private schools anymore are choosing holidays and second cars over their children’s future, a leading headmistress has said. Quotes Charlotte Avery, head of St Mary's School Cambridge. Uses ISC Census data. By Javier Espinoza, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

‘We must stop this class warfare, life is much more complicated than that’

 

William Waldegrave believes that a good education for all is the key to social mobility. Interview with Eton's Provost, Times.

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Times

Studying why pupils get the giggles is no laughing matter

 

Teachers have long been baffled about why some classes experience problems ranging from relentless low-level disruption to outbreaks of hysteria or insurrection, while others are a joy to teach. Quotes Julia Harrington, head of Queen Anne's School in Berkshire. By Nicola Woolcock, Times.

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Times

 

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