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Daily News Summary
22 Jun 2016

image Increasing hostility towards private education is unjustified and ignores partnerships with state schools
image Universities urged to accept two E grades
image Teacher or not, Ofsted’s new chief inspector passes the test
image 'What should our son be doing to win a place at Cambridge university?'
image We've tinkered with education for too long - what we need to do is start again from scratch
image Carrot better than stick for unruly teenagers
image The Telegraph Festival of Education

Increasing hostility towards private education is unjustified and ignores partnerships with state schools

 

Ask anyone associated with independent schools and they will tell you there has definitely been a bruising increase in hostility over the past few months. Opinion ahead of the Telegraph Festival of Education by ISC General Secretary Julie Robinson, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Universities urged to accept two E grades

 

A former Labour higher education minister has called on leading universities to open their doors to students with only two Es at A level. By Greg Hurst, Times.

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Times

Teacher or not, Ofsted’s new chief inspector passes the test

 

Amanda Spielman, banker-turned-academy chain adviser, will be the next Ofsted chief inspector, it has been announced. A few formalities are necessary, a cross-party coalition of MPs will talk to her next Wednesday before giving her the final nod, but presuming no funny business occurs Spielman is in. Opinion by Laura McInerney, Guardian.

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Guardian

'What should our son be doing to win a place at Cambridge university?'

 

Regular Telegraph Q&A column by Josie Gurney-Read. Includes the thoughts of Shaun Fenton, headmaster of Reigate Grammar School.

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Telegraph

We've tinkered with education for too long - what we need to do is start again from scratch

 

The greatest challenge we face as a society is motivating large numbers of our school population to take education seriously, to see it as relevant to their future and job prospects. But we are not going to do so without some radical attitudinal changes. Opinion by former head of Sherborne Prep, Peter Tait, Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Carrot better than stick for unruly teenagers

 

Sullen teenagers simply need a bit of encouragement, researchers suggest. By Oliver Moody, Times.

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Times

The Telegraph Festival of Education

 

This Thursday and Friday the Daily News Summary will be coming from the Telegraph Festival of Education at Wellington College.

Both ISC General Secretary Julie Robinson (Thu, 4pm) and Chairman Barnaby Lenon (Fri, 10.30am) will be speaking at the Festival.

We will be tweeting across both days at @ISC_schools.

The full line-up is available at the Festival website.

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Telegraph Festival of Education

 

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