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Daily News Summary
16 Sep 2016

image Could the best sports training be at school?
image Head makes time to teach - and recommends it
image Are single-sex schools good for girls?
image Heads predict surge of private schools 'seeking switch to the state sector'
image Private schools’ duty
image Children of immigrants more likely to go into higher education – study
image Students' attitudes towards secondary school decline for several years

Could the best sports training be at school?

 

Telegraph reports on the strength of many independent schools' sports facilities, with schools offering top-class coaching and sports methods that were once the preserve of national squads. By Lucy Higginson, Telegraph. Article references Culford School; Rydal Penrhos School; Whitgift; Eton College; Portsmouth Grammar School.

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Telegraph

Head makes time to teach - and recommends it

 

Patrick Wenham, head of Bickley Park School in Kent made the decision to go back into the classroom last year and believes fellow heads can gain a lot from doing the same. Independent Schools Magazine.

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Independent Schools Magazine

Are single-sex schools good for girls?

 

Recent findings revealed that girls at single-sex schools get better GCSE results than those in mixed schools. Two leading teachers go head-to-head and discuss whether these notions are outdated or necessary. Telegraph. Article quotes Julie Keller, headmistress of Nottingham Girls' High School and Mark Turner, headmaster of Shrewsbury School.

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Telegraph

Heads predict surge of private schools 'seeking switch to the state sector'

 

Following the Government's education and social mobility announcement, TES reports that some independent schools may seek to join the state sector. By Irena Barker. Quotes Chris King, vice-chair of HMC and headmaster of Leicester Grammar.

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TES

Private schools’ duty

 

Richard Russell, Headmaster at Colfe’s School, outlines the goodwill among independent schools and the many initiatives these schools are involved with. (Letter half-way down page).

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Telegraph

Children of immigrants more likely to go into higher education – study

 

Children of immigrants living in England are more likely to enter higher education and get a degree than their peers who do not come from an immigrant background, according to a report. By Sally Weale, Guardian.

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Guardian

Students' attitudes towards secondary school decline for several years

 

Children’s confidence and attitudes towards learning decline more during the first few years of secondary school than during the transition from primary to secondary, major new research has revealed. By Helen Ward, TES.

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TES

 

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