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ISC Daily News Summary 13 November 2019

Labour expected to 'water down' election manifesto pledges

Education policy

The Telegraph reports the Labour Party are expected to drop some of their more radical election pledges, including proposals to abolish independent schools, amid concerns they cannot be delivered. Speaking in Blackpool yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn confirmed the Party would attempt to impose VAT on school fees in order to pay for free school meals. By Harry Yorke.

'Why British teachers are moving to international schools'

International education

The Guardian features an article with testimonials from British teachers who have moved overseas to teach in international schools. By Sally Weale. The article references the Council of British International Schools.

ISC blog: Partnerships in independent schools - positive outcomes for all

ISC blog

Nicola Huggett, head of Cheltenham College, writes about the many benefits associated with cross-sector partnership working.

DfE could face regulatory action after sharing children's data with the Home Office

General education

The Department for Education (DfE) has been criticised for secretly sharing children's personal data with the Home Office. The Information Commissioner's Office has ruled the DfE failed to comply fully with its data protection obligations. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

"Teachers need a safe space to talk about the emotional impact of their job"

Mental health

Secondary school teacher Lizzie Hay writes in Tes arguing teachers need access to practical training to support their mental health and to prepare them for their "increasingly complex roles".

'Parents and teachers working together is key to educational success'

General education

Katharine Birbalsingh, head and founder of Michaela Community School writes in The Telegraph arguing parents should trust teachers to discipline their children appropriately.

Calls for universities to introduce more diverse reading lists

Higher education

A study has found white, male and Eurocentric perspectives are overrepresented in university reading lists, prompting calls for universities to introduce programmes that better reflect their student cohort. By Eleanor Busby, The Independent.

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