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ISC Daily News Summary 21 July 2017

'Is a private education automatically better than a state education?'

Independent Sector

ISC General Secretary Julie Robinson was interviewed on BBC Radio yesterday during a segment asking: 'Is a private education automatically better than a state education?' Click the link below and scroll to 18:35 in the timeline to listen to the report.

25 traits that make a perfect teacher… according to students.

Teaching and Learning

Tes asked pupils across the UK to rank the characteristics they valued most in those tasked with teaching them. The answers threw up some unexpected results. By Georgia Ziebart.

Rise in non-association independent schools rated inadequate

Independent Sector

Soaring numbers of independent schools outside the industry body have been rated inadequate, new figures show. Non-association independent schools do not belong to any of the trade bodies, of which the Independent Schools Council is the umbrella organisation. By Nicola Woolcock, The Times. Also reported by Tes and Schools Week.

Teachers blame obsession with exams as number of pupils being expelled soars

General Education

Figures published yesterday by the Department for Education, which relate to permanent exclusions from schools, have generated widespread coverage. The Independent, BBC News, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Schools Week and Tes have all covered the story.

Government presses on with non-graduate teaching apprenticeship

Teaching and Learning

Ministers are pressing ahead with proposals for an apprenticeship that would allow non-graduate teaching assistants to become qualified teachers, even though access to conventional teacher training would still be restricted to those with university degrees. By Freddie Whittaker, Schools Week.

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