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Daily News Summary
7 Jun 2016

image ISC Blog: "The White Paper aspires to bold reform and is a candid admission that the independent sector model is worth imitating"
image Should parents be allowed to take their children on term time holidays?
image Why British independent education is globally revered
image Humming helps girls do maths
image Social mobility and private education
image Sats resits at secondary school: a good idea or not?
image Children with mental health issues wait 10 years for support, report finds
image 'Today's binary vision of people in the public eye sends a damaging message to young people'

ISC Blog: "The White Paper aspires to bold reform and is a candid admission that the independent sector model is worth imitating"

 

Reflecting on the government's recent education White Paper and looking back to various past reform, Keith Budge, headmaster of Bedales School, says we must look beyond the 1950s for inspiration in education reform, and it may be a bumpy ride.

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ISC

Should parents be allowed to take their children on term time holidays?

 

Last month, the High Court ruled that children can be taken on term time holidays in a move that was branded a "victory for common sense" by campaigners. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. The Independent and BBC News also report on this story.

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Telegraph
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Independent
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BBC

Why British independent education is globally revered

 

David Tongue, Founding Headmaster of Brighton College Bangkok, the sister school of Brighton College – one of the UK’s top independent, co-educational schools outlines why British independent education has such a prestigious international reputation. Relocate Magazine.

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Relocate Global

Humming helps girls do maths

 

Did you cram for an exam while playing Wham!? A research project may finally settle the long debate between parents and teenage children over whether listening to music helps with revision. By Sian Griffiths, The Sunday Times. Quotes Julia Harrington, headmistress of Queen Anne’s School in Reading.

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Sunday Times

Social mobility and private education

 

Letters to the Guardian regarding Suzanne Moore's recent article on private schools.

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Guardian

Sats resits at secondary school: a good idea or not?

 

We asked whether repeating primary tests at big school can improve children’s numeracy and literacy. Tell us what you think too. By Rebecca Ratcliffe, The Guardian.

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Guardian

Children with mental health issues wait 10 years for support, report finds

 

Schools have an 'important role' in protecting children’s mental health and raising awareness, charity director says. TES.

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TES

'Today's binary vision of people in the public eye sends a damaging message to young people'

 

Condemning young people’s choice of role model is damaging and dangerous, says the former government mental health champion for schools. By Natasha Devon. TES.

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TES

 

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