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Daily News Summary
3 May 2016

image Record private school bursaries help fewer families
image Child mental health crisis 'worse than suspected'
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image 'Bullying tactics' and 'a culture of threat' putting teachers off headship
image David Cameron faces rebellion over school reforms threat to rural primaries
image Parents due to take children out of school in SATs pupils' strike protest over 'stressful' exams
image Head teachers argue parents should be stripped of right to take children out of religious education

Record private school bursaries help fewer families

 

Private schools are giving record amounts of financial support to families, but fewer are benefiting. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Quotes Julie Robinson, General Secretary of ISC. References Eltham College, Godolphin School and Lathallan School. Friday's print-only TES article is now also available online, referencing the Independent Schools Council and quoting Chris Ramsey, Headmaster of the King's School, Chester.

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TES

Child mental health crisis 'worse than suspected'

 

Following Natasha Devon's speech on Thursday to the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, coverage focuses on the danger of 'medicalising childhood' by focussing on symptoms rather than causes. Reported by The Guardian, Independent, Huffington Post and Daily Mail.

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Independent
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Huffington Post
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Daily Mail

Academy head pilots super-size classes of 60

 

Super-size classes of 60 pupils with a single experienced teacher will be piloted next year by one of the country’s leading teacher training schools. By John Dickens, Schools Week. References the Independent Schools Council .

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Schools Week

'Bullying tactics' and 'a culture of threat' putting teachers off headship

 

A “culture of separation, exposure and threat” is discouraging teachers from becoming school leaders, heads warned today. By Eleanor Busby, TES. BBC News online also reports on the raging primary school 'chaos'.

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TES
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BBC

David Cameron faces rebellion over school reforms threat to rural primaries

 

David Cameron is to make a series of concessions to win over Tory rebels who are threatening to kill off his school reforms, The Telegraph has learnt. By Tim Ross, The Telegraph.

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Telegraph

Parents due to take children out of school in SATs pupils' strike protest over 'stressful' exams

 

British children are 'over-tested, over-worked and in a school system that places more importance on test results and league tables than children's happiness and joy of learning'. By Caroline Mortimer, The Independent. Also reported by The Telegraph, and The Guardian.

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Independent
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Telegraph
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Guardian

Head teachers argue parents should be stripped of right to take children out of religious education

 

Parents do not always know what is best for their children, head teachers have said as they call on the Government to strip parents of their right to take their children out of religious education lessons. By Javier Espinoza, The Telegraph. Also reported by TES.

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Telegraph
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TES

 

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