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Daily News Summary
19 Nov 2015

image Penzance's Bolitho School announces link-up with Truro School
image Consumer Rights Act 2015: changes for independent school contracts
image Ofqual signals it could get tougher on exam re-marks
image Generous exam re-marks may give wealthy pupils 'unfair advantage', Ofqual director warns
image School governors 'focusing on peeling paint' over teaching quality, head of Ofsted warns
image Poorer pupils at isolated schools 'do worse at GCSE'
image Paris terror attacks: British schools warned against taking trips to France as state of emergency continues
image 'I Am Holly' Anti-Bullying Video Captures The Chilling Fear Many Children Face Alone
image Meet the engineer inspiring young women to enter STEM

Penzance's Bolitho School announces link-up with Truro School

 

Penzance's only private school is setting off on "a journey of resurgence" after announcing plans for an independent preparatory school with the assistance of Truro School. By John Williams, The Cornishman. Quotes Nicola Hemsley, head teacher at Bolitho School.

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Regional Media

Consumer Rights Act 2015: changes for independent school contracts

 

On 1 October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) came into force. It is a major overhaul and consolidation of consumer protection law with significant changes affecting businesses and organisations selling online content, goods and services. While the spotlight has primarily been on the impact on retailers, educational service providers including schools, as service providers with parents as consumers, need to be aware of the changes in order to remain compliant with unfair terms legislation contained in the CRA. Bond Dickinson LLP, Lexology.

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Ofqual signals it could get tougher on exam re-marks

 

Ofqual could narrow the grounds for re-marking by concentrating on correcting “genuine errors”, rather than allowing different interpretations of mark schemes to change marks. By Richard Adams, The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Generous exam re-marks may give wealthy pupils 'unfair advantage', Ofqual director warns

 

Wealthy pupils have an “unfair advantage” under a generous GCSE re-marking system that sometimes upgrades students’ scores even though the original mark was valid, a senior director at the exams watchdog Ofqual has said. By Kaye Wiggins, The TES.

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Tes

School governors 'focusing on peeling paint' over teaching quality, head of Ofsted warns

 

Sir Michael Wilshaw has said the Government should consider mandatory training for school governors, as quality of teaching can be overlooked. By Josie Gurney-Read, The Telegraph. Also reported by The Guardian.

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The Telegraph
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The Guardian

Poorer pupils at isolated schools 'do worse at GCSE'

 

Pupils at isolated schools do worse at GCSE than teenagers in areas with a choice of schools, suggests research. By Judith Burns, BBC News online. Also reported by The Independent and The TES.

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BBC
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The Independent
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Tes

Paris terror attacks: British schools warned against taking trips to France as state of emergency continues

 

British schools planning to take groups on children on trips to France between now and Sunday have been advised not to do so. By Tim Moynihan, The Mirror.

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Daily Mirror

'I Am Holly' Anti-Bullying Video Captures The Chilling Fear Many Children Face Alone

 

The fear experienced by victims of bullying has been captured in a heartbreaking video called I Am Holly. By Ellen Wallwork, The Huffington Post.

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Huffington Post

Meet the engineer inspiring young women to enter STEM

 

Kris Harrison has doubled the number of girls applying for work experience at her company. She tells Eleanor Muffitt how - and why - she's done it. By Eleanor Muffit, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

 

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