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Daily News Summary
31 Mar 2016

image COBIS Seminar: Developing your Independent School Brand Internationally
image Sexist bullying 'makes it hard for girls to be brainy and feminine at school'
image Top London girls' school teaches teens how to handle 'toxic' friendships
image Parents' low expectations ‘condemning toddlers to a life of underachievement’
image Ucas Clearing system should be abolished, majority of students tell survey
image Nine out of 10 adults don't want under-fives tested, says new poll
image School sixth forms: an outdated luxury

COBIS Seminar: Developing your Independent School Brand Internationally

 

COBIS will be hosting a pre-conference seminar in collaboration with The International School Consultancy to provide crucial advice for UK independent schools considering international opportunities.

This one-day seminar on Saturday 7 May will give business development managers, senior leaders and governors of British independent schools, essential information and advice about international expansion.

More information and a link to the booking form for the event can be found here.

Sexist bullying 'makes it hard for girls to be brainy and feminine at school'

 

The pressure on girls to be quiet and attractive is 'as great now as it ever has been' as sexist bullying persists, ATL general secretary Mary Bousted claims. By Eleanor Busby, TES. Also reported by BBC News, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, Schools Week and The Daily Mail.


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BBC
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Telegraph
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Independent
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Guardian
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Schools Week
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Daily Mail

Top London girls' school teaches teens how to handle 'toxic' friendships

 

The move comes as the £16,500-a-year school held a “fail better” week in which girls were encouraged to take risks without fearing failure. By Anna Davis, Evening Standard. Also reported by The Daily Mail. Quotes Jane Lunnon, headteacher at Wimbledon High.

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Daily Mail

Parents' low expectations ‘condemning toddlers to a life of underachievement’

 

Almost half of British parents risk condemning their children to a life of underachievement by seriously underestimating how much they should be learning as toddlers, the leading charity has warned. By John Bingham, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Ucas Clearing system should be abolished, majority of students tell survey

 

More than half of students want to see Ucas Clearing completely abolished and, instead, be replaced by a system that enables them to reapply in September with their actual grades, according to a recent survey. By Aftab Ali, The Independent.

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Independent

Nine out of 10 adults don't want under-fives tested, says new poll

 

Public support for teachers’ demands to scrap tests for four-year-olds is overwhelming, a poll reveals. By Mark Ellis, The Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

School sixth forms: an outdated luxury

 

Sixth-form colleges carry the comprehensive principle into post-16 education, but politicians are wedded to a system that mirrors their own experiences. By Peter Wilby, The Guardian. References Thomas Arnold, the 19th-century headmaster of Rugby.

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Guardian

 

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