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Daily News Summary
1 Mar 2016

image ISC Blog: An exciting, ambitious and imaginative voyage
image ISC Blog: "We shouldn’t find fault with independent schools and their extraordinary qualities"
image Parents should read aloud to teenagers, says girls' schools chief
image Most secondary schools 'use teachers not trained in their subject'
image Schools ‘at or over capacity’
image Humanists call for end to religious influence in schools
image Artificial intelligence 'should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring'
image Sir Tom Hunter asks Nicola Sturgeon why English education reforms ignored
image NUT calls national sixth-form college strike on 15 March

ISC Blog: An exciting, ambitious and imaginative voyage

 

Nicholas Hopton, Rendcomb College’s Head of English, describes how pupils from the Gloucestershire school published a children’s book, ‘The Paper Cut Collection’.

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ISC Blog: "We shouldn’t find fault with independent schools and their extraordinary qualities"

 

John Claughton, Chief Master of KES Birmingham, responds to the publication of Sutton Trust's annual Leading People report, and says that blaming independent schools for their quality isn't the answer to increased social mobility.

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Parents should read aloud to teenagers, says girls' schools chief

 

Combat the rise of attention-sapping apps such as Snapchat by reading weighty Victorian tomes with your teens. By Irena Barker, TES. Quotes Helen Fraser, chief executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust.

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Most secondary schools 'use teachers not trained in their subject'

 

Report finds 84% of secondaries say teacher shortages are having detrimental effect on the education they provide. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

Schools ‘at or over capacity’

 

Reports on new analysis which has revealed that thousands of pupils could miss out on their preferred secondary school. By The Telegraph, Daily Mail Times and BBC News online.

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Daily Mail
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Times
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BBC

Humanists call for end to religious influence in schools

 

The role of religion should be removed from the school curriculum, according to a humanist organisation. By Reevel Alderson, BBC News online.

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BBC

Artificial intelligence 'should be used to give children one-on-one tutoring'

 

Academics argue AI could radically transform our education system for the better – but is being held back by funding. By Sarah Cassidy, The Independent.

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Independent

Sir Tom Hunter asks Nicola Sturgeon why English education reforms ignored

 

The entrepreneur praises the success at academy schools south of the Border and asks the First Minister “why we wouldn’t give our kids a chance to have this?” By Simon Johnson, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

NUT calls national sixth-form college strike on 15 March

 

Members of the NUT union working in sixth-form colleges have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a national one-day strike in response to the "inadequate" funding levels currently being offered to FE providers. By Will Martin, TES.

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