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Daily News Summary
21 Mar 2016

image Sponsoring an academy? There are better ways for private schools to be charitable
image ‘Cosseted childhood’ spawns backlash against free speech
image School partnerships
image Answer the question: a term abroad can add French polish to any child’s skills
image Please, Miss. Are we better as an academy?
image Will a longer school day really make our children smarter?
image Teachers to call for ballot on boycotting baseline tests for four-year-olds
image MPs approve new Ofqual chief but note her lack of exams knowledge
image 60,000 people in 48 hours sign petition demanding referendum on Tory plan to force all schools to become academies
image Towards Infinity: Calderdale school’s incredible journey 100,000 ft up to the edge of space

Sponsoring an academy? There are better ways for private schools to be charitable

 

Ofsted’s Michael Wilshaw misunderstands the independent sector: schools with the resources of an Eton or Wellington are thin on the ground. By Tricia Kelleher, The Guardian. Tricia Kelleher is principal at the Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge.

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Guardian

‘Cosseted childhood’ spawns backlash against free speech

 

THE head teacher of one of the country’s leading schools has blamed the rise of extreme politics and intolerance of free speech at universities on the “health and safety heaven” in which the current generation of students has been raised. By Sian Griffiths, Sunday Times. Quotes Jenny Brown, head of St Albans High School for Girls.

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Sunday Times

School partnerships

 

Letter to The Telegraph from Samantha Price, Headmistress at Beneden School in Kent.

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Telegraph

Answer the question: a term abroad can add French polish to any child’s skills

 

Andrew Halls, head master of King’s College School in Wimbledon, replies to readers’ queries in The Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Please, Miss. Are we better as an academy?

 

Many academies are helping to drive up standards and the Tories want all schools to be self-governing by 2022. But some teachers see flaws. By Sian Griffiths and Tony Allen-Mills, Sunday Times.

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Sunday Times

Will a longer school day really make our children smarter?

 

George Osborne may have announced the end of the 3.30pm bell this week, but Peter Hughes, pioneering principal of Mossbourne Community Academy, thinks starting early is the key to success. By Flic Everett, The Telegraph. References Monkton Coombe School in Bath.

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Telegraph

Teachers to call for ballot on boycotting baseline tests for four-year-olds

 

Teachers will call for a ballot on boycotting baseline tests for four-year-olds when they meet for their annual conference next weekend. By Richard Garner, The Independent.

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Independent

MPs approve new Ofqual chief but note her lack of exams knowledge

 

New chief regulator Sally Collier has 'extensive experience' in civil service but lacks knowledge of exams reform, education committee says. By Kaye Wiggins, TES. Also reported by Schools Week.

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TES
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Schools Week

60,000 people in 48 hours sign petition demanding referendum on Tory plan to force all schools to become academies

 

Over 60,000 people have signed a petition demanding a referendum on Government plans to force all schools to become academies. By Jon Stone, The Independent.

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Independent

Towards Infinity: Calderdale school’s incredible journey 100,000 ft up to the edge of space

 

WHAT STARTED as a teacher’s idea to get young people to work with computers has stretched the imagination of pupils and staff alike as a Yorkshire school sent their own module up to the edge of space. By John Roberts, Yorkshire Post. Quotes Headmaster at Rishworth School, Alistair Gloag and Computer Teacher, Peter Bell.

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Regional Media

 

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