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Daily News Summary
22 Sep 2015

image ISBA Reputation Management Event: 24 September 2015
image Climbing, conservation and sushi making: a new breed of school activity
image Parents don’t need a public school to lay out a fortune
image Richard Bull, schoolmaster - obituary
image Beware of consultants who claim to be 'Ofsted inspectors', schools warned
image Ask us before turning a school into an academy, say 97% of parents
image School trip advisers
image Heads unsure whether to call police over ‘sexting’
image Refugee crisis: British universities should create scholarships and bursaries for students fleeing violence, say academics
image Let’s turn Oxbridge into a comprehensive
image Rochester pupil Raphael Janssens sings to millions

ISBA Reputation Management Event: 24 September 2015

 

The ISBA’s reputation management event will explore what schools need to have in place to be able to respond in a timely and effective manner to an emergency situation. Leading experts in emergency planning, resilience, PR, social media, the law and insurance will provide advice and guidance on how to address key reputation management issues. The day will conclude with a view from the media followed by a panel discussion.

ISBA member schools can find out more information and book online here. Non-ISBA member schools are asked to kindly contact the association on 01256 330369 or by email: office@theisba.org.uk

Climbing, conservation and sushi making: a new breed of school activity

 

When it comes to outside interests, today’s pupils are spoiled for choice. Norman Miller finds out how they’re benefiting around the country. Quotes Andrew Fleck, headmaster at Sedburgh School in Cumbria. Also references Charterhouse in Surrey; Fettes in Edinburgh; St Helen and St Katharine in Oxfordshire; Sherborne; RGS in Worcester and King Edward’s School in Bath. By Norman Miller, The Telegraph.

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The Telegraph

Parents don’t need a public school to lay out a fortune

 

A new term has begun and huge sums are being lavished on private tuition. Felicity Hannah asks is this a two-tier system by another means? Quotes Stephen Holliday, headmaster at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School in Bristol. By Felicity Hannah, in the Money section of The Independent on Sunday. Link not available online.

Richard Bull, schoolmaster - obituary

 

Head Master of Rugby, teacher of Classics and talented musician who had been a civilised and popular housemaster at Eton. Obituary reported in The Telegraph on 17 September.

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The Telegraph

Beware of consultants who claim to be 'Ofsted inspectors', schools warned

 

Ofsted has warned headteachers not to employ school improvement consultants who claim to be inspectors. By Richard Vaughan, The TES.

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Tes

Ask us before turning a school into an academy, say 97% of parents

 

The schools minister has said consultations on academies could be unnecessary, but a poll suggests parents think otherwise. Plus: academy chain told to rethink admissions, and a political squabble over Gatwick free school. By Warwick Mansell, author of Education by Numbers: the Tyranny of Testing. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

School trip advisers

 

Louise Simpson, Head at St Paul’s School, São Paulo writes a letter to The Times Editor regarding school trips.

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The Times

Heads unsure whether to call police over ‘sexting’

 

Head teachers are divided on whether to involve police in “sexting” incidents among pupils after a case in which a 14-year-old boy was given a criminal record. By Greg Hurst, The Times.

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The Times

Refugee crisis: British universities should create scholarships and bursaries for students fleeing violence, say academics

 

Every university in Britain is being urged to play its part in tackling the migrant crisis by helping make it easier for refugees and asylum-seekers to access higher education. By Dean Kirby, The Independent.

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The Independent

Let’s turn Oxbridge into a comprehensive

 

If universities want to increase opportunities for women and working class and BME people, they should think about abolishing selection criteria. By Selina Todd, a social historian and fellow and vice principal of St Hilda's College, Oxford. The Guardian.

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The Guardian

Rochester pupil Raphael Janssens sings to millions

 

The eyes - and ears - of the world were on 13-year-old Raphael Janssens as he sang at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup. References King’s School, Rochester. By Chris Hunter, Kent Online.

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