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Daily News Summary
17 Nov 2015

image ISC Blog of the week: How valuable is an international education?
image Ministers are sacrificing a generation 'on the altar of standards', a leading independent head claims
image 'Relentlessly focusing on exams leads to a crippling fear of failure that stifles performance'
image Independent education – what's it all about?
image Profiles: Julian Thomas, master of Wellington College
image Fairer GCSEs
image Free school founder Toby Young: 'I want to put some private schools out of business'
image ‘Every child needs a fully rounded education – it shouldn’t just be the preserve of top independent schools’
image Overbearing parents can damage academic outcomes, says study
image Tory MPs could 'talk out' proposal to make first aid training compulsory in schools

ISC Blog of the week: How valuable is an international education?

 

Chris Green, Assistant Principal and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Coordinator at ACS Hillingdon International School, discusses the strengths of an international education.

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ISC

Ministers are sacrificing a generation 'on the altar of standards', a leading independent head claims

 

Education has become dominated by a “morbid focus on qualifications” at the expense of students’ and teachers’ wellbeing, and the government is "letting down" a generation of young people, a leading independent school headteacher has claimed. By Kaye wiggins, The TES. Quotes Tricia Kelleher, principal at the Stephen Perse Foundation school.

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Tes

'Relentlessly focusing on exams leads to a crippling fear of failure that stifles performance'

 

Teaching to the test is a disastrous way to run a school writes a prep school head. By Nick Benington, headteacher at Town Close School in Norwich. The TES.

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Tes

Independent education – what's it all about?

 

Charlotte Vere, executive director of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA), writes the foreword to Which School? 2016

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Profiles: Julian Thomas, master of Wellington College

 

The previous master of Wellington College, Anthony Seldon, was known for talking about “happiness — a lot. Julian Thomas, the master as of September this year, barely mentions it during our hour-long chat in his enormous, luxurious office. Instead, he simply radiates it. By Laura McInerney, Schools Week.

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Schools Week

Fairer GCSEs

 

Headmaster at Colfe’s School, Richard Russell, writes to The Telegraph about making GCSEs fairer. The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Free school founder Toby Young: 'I want to put some private schools out of business'

 

Toby Young, the journalist and founder of the West London Free School, has said he wants to “put some private schools out of business” by offering a better alternative. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES. References the Independent Schools Show which took place last weekend. Quotes Jim Hawkins, head master of Harrow.

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Tes

‘Every child needs a fully rounded education – it shouldn’t just be the preserve of top independent schools’

 

Why is the government pressing ahead with a mid-20th-century curriculum, asks one leading educationalist. By John Dunford, The TES. References Eton and Wellington College.

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Tes

Overbearing parents can damage academic outcomes, says study

 

Reading University researchers have found unrealistic parental expectations have negative impact on children’s performance. By Sally Weale, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Tory MPs could 'talk out' proposal to make first aid training compulsory in schools

 

12,000 people have sent letters and emails urging MPs to support Compulsory Emergency First Aid Education Bill. By Tom McTague and Susie Mesure, The Independent.

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The Independent

 

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