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Daily News Summary
10 Mar 2016

image Head of Ofsted criticises independent schools
image ISC Blog: Are we really bad people pretending to be good?
image 'How can I increase my chances of getting into Oxford?'
image Council leaders 'keep status quo' for sake of adults not pupils, says schools minister
image Schools minister Nick Gibb: 'Teachers should be free to use 50-year-old teaching techniques'
image Maths A level adds 11% to earnings, study finds
image Delivering computer science is 'challenging' for schools, minister admits
image 'But you can't start a sentence with a conjunction,' primary pupil writes to children's author

Head of Ofsted criticises independent schools

 

Speaking at a conference yesterday on social mobility, Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of Ofsted, stated independent schools should lose their charitable status unless they sponsor an academy. Reported by The Telegraph which quotes Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC and Chris King, Chair of HMC and headmaster of Leicester Grammar School. This story is also reported by Schools Week, The Guardian, Independent and TES. Articles include quotes from John Claughton, Chief Master at KES Birmingham and reference Dulwich College and Wellington College.
ISC’s full response to Mr Wilshaw’s comments can be seen in the final link below.

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ISC Blog: Are we really bad people pretending to be good?

 

John Claughton, Chief Master at King Edward's School in Birmingham, offers his rebuttal to Sir Michael Wilshaw's recent comments criticising independent schools.

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'How can I increase my chances of getting into Oxford?'

 

Ask the experts: Applying to Oxbridge next year? Is there anything you can do in advance to improve your chances of getting in? By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Quotes Shaun Fenton, headmaster of Reigate Grammar School and Vivienne Durham, former head at Francis Holland School, Regent’s Park.

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Telegraph

Council leaders 'keep status quo' for sake of adults not pupils, says schools minister

 

Nick Gibb also said the expectation that a minority of privately-educated students end up in the top jobs has become "entrenched over generations". By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph.

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Schools minister Nick Gibb: 'Teachers should be free to use 50-year-old teaching techniques'

 

Teachers must be allowed to use methods that "have been out of fashion for up to 50 years” schools minister Nick Gibb has told a conference. By Irena Barker, TES.

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Maths A level adds 11% to earnings, study finds

 

Pupils who take maths at A level receive an 11 per cent premium on their salary by the time they are 34 years old, researchers say. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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Delivering computer science is 'challenging' for schools, minister admits

 

Schools minister Nick Gibb has admitted that delivering computer science is a "challenge" for schools. By Eleanor Busby, TES.

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'But you can't start a sentence with a conjunction,' primary pupil writes to children's author

 

Joanna Nadin is a children’s author who has published more than 50 books. She writes speeches. She goes into schools and talks to children about writing. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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