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ISC Daily News SummaryISC Daily News Summary 13 November 2019
- Labour expected to 'water down' election manifesto pledges
- 'Why British teachers are moving to international schools'
- ISC blog: Partnerships in independent schools - positive outcomes for all
- DfE could face regulatory action after sharing children's data with the Home Office
- "Teachers need a safe space to talk about the emotional impact of their job"
- 'Parents and teachers working together is key to educational success'
- Calls for universities to introduce more diverse reading lists
Labour expected to 'water down' election manifesto pledgesEducation 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 allISC 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 OfficeGeneral 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 listsHigher 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.