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ISC Daily News Summary 14 June 2019

'Labour must act now to curb the influence of independent schools'

Independent sector

Robert Verkaik, author of Posh Boys: How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain, writes in The Guardian arguing the Labour Party should do more "to challenge the might of private schools".

'Independent schools have widespread benefits and should not be threatened with the removal of rates relief'

Independent sector

Dorothy MacGinty, head of Kilgraston School, highlights the benefits of independent schools and argues the Scottish government should not be threatening the removal of rates relief. The Times.

One in six secondary school teachers want to reduce their hours, according to NFER report

Recruitment and retention

Findings from a National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) report suggest one in six teachers would like to reduce their hours amid calls for more flexible working. By Katherine Sellgren, BBC News.

International teachers put off by poor pupil behaviour, research finds

Recruitment and retention

Research published by the Department for Education has found poor pupil behaviour is deterring overseas teachers from working in England. By Pippa Allen-Kinross, Schools Week.

Nearly a fifth of students are rejected by their chosen secondary school

General education

Data from the Department for Education has revealed one in five pupils are denied their first choice of secondary school. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times.

'Why teachers should embrace artificial intelligence'


Priya Lakhani OBE, founder and chief executive of CENTURY Tech, advocates the use of artificial intelligence in schools, which can 'free up teachers' time'. Tes.

GCSEs: All you need to know


iNews outlines all the things you need to know about GCSEs ahead of results day in August. By David Hughes, iNews.

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