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Daily News Summary
11 May 2016

image 'Independent school bursaries can transform lives'
image Private school pupils and Russell Group graduates are slimmer and healthier in middle age
image 'Children doing tests should not cause such hysteria - in good schools, pupils aren't stressed'
image UK 'losing share of international student market'
image Poorly designed schools affecting pupils' performance, says the RIBA
image 'The government's chaotic arrangements for Sats have made teachers’ working lives immeasurably worse'
image SEND Focus: ‘A child should not be denied education because of the absence of one member of staff’

'Independent school bursaries can transform lives'

 

You would never guess it meeting me now, but my nickname was once "Cockney boy".By Johnny Thalassites, The Telegraph. References Stowe School and Patrick Derham, Headmaster at Westminster School.

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Telegraph

Private school pupils and Russell Group graduates are slimmer and healthier in middle age

 

Attending a private school or a Russell Group university will help you keep the pounds off in middle age, a study suggests. By Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph. Also reported by the Daily Mail, TES and BT News.

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Telegraph
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Daily Mail
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TES
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BT News

'Children doing tests should not cause such hysteria - in good schools, pupils aren't stressed'

 

Last week was bookended with red-letter days, or so those who oppose the Government’s plans to improve education would have you believe. By Steve Lancashire, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

UK 'losing share of international student market'

 

UK immigration strategy is is costing the country its share in the valuable international student market, a new all-party parliamentary group has said. By Judith Burns, BBC News online.

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BBC

Poorly designed schools affecting pupils' performance, says the RIBA

 

Too many UK school buildings are dangerous and dilapidated, causing children to underperform and teachers to quit, a study by the Royal Institute of British Architects has found. By Robert Booth, The Guardian. Also reported by BBC News and TES.

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Guardian
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BBC
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TES

'The government's chaotic arrangements for Sats have made teachers’ working lives immeasurably worse'

 

But it is not just the administration of the tests that is creating stressed school leaders and teachers, it is also their content, argues the head of the ATL. By Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the ATL teaching union. TES.

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TES

SEND Focus: ‘A child should not be denied education because of the absence of one member of staff’

 

School leaders need to build succession planning into SEND training to avoid losing valuable expertise, says the head of a special school. By Jarlath O'Brien. TES.

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TES

 

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