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ISC Daily News Summary 21 January 2020

Labour MP expresses concern over messaging directed at fee-paying parents during election

Independent sector

Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, has expressed concern that the messaging surrounding the Party's conference vote to abolish independent schools may have alienated parents who educate their children privately. By Dave Speck, Tes.

DfE proposes to increase salaries for new teachers to £26,000

Recruitment and retention

The Department for Education (DfE) is planning to raise salaries for new teachers to £26,000 a year, as part of its pledge to increase starting salaries to £30,000 by 2022-23. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

Independent school finds link between learning a musical instrument and academic success

Independent sector

Reigate Grammar School has found 36 per cent of its students who learnt a musical instrument achieved A*s in their A-levels, compared to 28 per cent for non-musicians. IE Today. The article quotes Shaun Fenton, head of the school.

Poll suggests majority of BME teachers have experienced covert racism in the last year

Teaching and learning

According to a survey carried out by the NASUWT teaching union, the majority of black and minority ethnic teachers in UK schools have experienced some form of covert racism in the last year. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

Award-winning cellist calls for greater investment in music education

Teaching and learning

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, an award-winning cellist who performed at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, has said more investment in early-stage music education is needed to tackle a lack of diversity in classical music. By Polly Bindman, The Guardian.

'Why are UK satellite schools becoming so popular?'

International education

Gwen Byrom, director of education strategy at North London Collegiate School International, explores some of the potential reasons why British international schools are in high demand. Tes.

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