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Daily News Summary
14 Sep 2016

image How a global adventure can refresh your school's thinking
image Teachers ‘almost unanimously’ reject grammar school proposals
image Foreign Office spends £14m on private school fees
image 'Could Theresa May be inadvertently accelerating the demise of grammar schools?'
image ‘Difficult to disentangle’ if teaching is improving, admits Ofqual boss
image Troubled souls with a higher purpose: new study shows how pupils view themselves
image National Independent School Proprietors’ Conference
image Spacebear: Up, up in the air!

How a global adventure can refresh your school's thinking

 

Article in the Guardian detailing Portsmouth Grammar School's partnership with Kikaaya College School in Uganda. After hosting teachers on visits, raising money and connecting pupils as pen pals, James Priory, Head at PGS, decided to see the school for himself. Also references North London Collegiate School's South Korean Jeju franchise and quotes Bernice McCabe, director of international schools and Headmistress at NLCS.

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Guardian

Teachers ‘almost unanimously’ reject grammar school proposals

 

Teachers are “almost unanimous” in rejecting government proposals to lift the ban on new grammar schools, according to research by The Fair Education Alliance (FEA), which found four in five opposed the plans. By Billy Camden, Schools Week. Also reported by TES and Independent.

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Schools Week
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TES
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Independent

Foreign Office spends £14m on private school fees

 

The Foreign Office spends more than £14m per year on private school fees for children of its staff, including £6m for staff based in the UK. By Sean Coughlan, BBC News online.

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BBC

'Could Theresa May be inadvertently accelerating the demise of grammar schools?'

 

When I was in government, I wanted everyone to have the chances I had, not just a privileged few, says a former schools minister. By Jim Knight, chief education adviser to TES Global. TES.

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TES

‘Difficult to disentangle’ if teaching is improving, admits Ofqual boss

 

The exams watchdog Ofqual is struggling to link school exam results to teaching quality, its chief regulator has admitted. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Troubled souls with a higher purpose: new study shows how pupils view themselves

 

To be a secondary-school pupil is to face a seemingly endless cycle of coursework, revision and exams. But 52 per cent of teenagers believe nonetheless that life has an ultimate purpose, new research shows. By Adi Bloom, TES.

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TES

National Independent School Proprietors’ Conference

 

ISA’s Annual Proprietors' Conference is open to independent school proprietors, proprietor heads and their teams, senior leaders of proprietary school chains, and those who support proprietary schools across the sector. The conference is to be held on Thursday 13 October 2016 at Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire.

Click for more information or to book your place.

Spacebear: Up, up in the air!

 

Pocklington Prep School in East Yorkshire sent a bear into space tied to a weather balloon - the camera attached to the bear films incredible views above the Earth. Telegraph. See the full video.

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Telegraph

 

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